Kudos: La Jolla Light staff wins big at Press Club event
La Jolla Lightis proud to announce that it won 16 Excellence in Journalism Awards at the San Diego Press Club’s 39th annual gala, held Oct. 23 at the San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park.
The San Diego Press Club is the third largest in the nation, and the night’s theme, “Strength in Numbers,” paid tribute to the hundreds of journalists laid-off in San Diego over the past five years.
LightStaff Reporter Pat Shermanwon five awards. He was lauded for his coverage of the Dalai Lama visit to UCSD, his election coverage of the District 1 City Council seat, an analytical piece on how a Mitt Romney victory might impact La Jolla, his coverage of the Save La Jolla Post Office campaign, and a feature on the success of the local band, Neveready.
La Jolla LightPage Designer Daniel K. Lewpicked up two awards for his snappy front-pages in both the News and Lifestyles sections.
Former staff reporters
Phil Daileyearned kudos for reporting on the Cove stench issue, the post office rallies, and breaking news.
Columnist Ingawalked off with four top humor prizes and
Science Writer Lynne Friedmannwas heralded twice for her reporting on human welfare issues.
Editor Susan DeMaggiowon five awards for her contributions to design and content.
Freelance photographers Carol Sonstein(Dalai Lama images) and
Greg Wiest(March Moon Madness) grabbed second place awards for their work.
La Jolla Lightstaff earned a third place award for their news and information website
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