Your FBLA editors didn’t win a goddamned thing. But southern California was not without some victories in the journalism categories:
WINNER Explanatory Reporting-
Bettina Boxall and Julie Cart of the Los Angeles Times for their fresh and painstaking exploration into the cost and effectiveness of attempts to combat the growing menace of wildfires across the western United States.
Read the winning story at www.latimes.com/bigburn
WINNER Editorial Cartooning-
Steve Breen of The San Diego Union-Tribune for his agile use of a classic style to produce wide ranging cartoons that engage readers with power, clarity and humor.
FINALIST Investigative Reporting-
Paul Pringle of Los Angeles Times for his meticulously researched stories that, in the face of threats, exposed financial abuses by the head of California’s largest union, leading to investigations, the leader’s departure from office and repayment of misappropriated funds.
FINALIST Breaking News Photography-
Carolyn Cole of Los Angeles Times for her valorous on-the-spot coverage of political violence in Kenya, capturing the terror as rebellion and reprisals jolted the nation.
See the complete list of winners here.