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Cindy Carcamo to Join the Los Angeles Times

After nearly a decade with the Orange County Register, reporter Cindy Carcamo is moving on – and slightly north. She’ll be joining the Los Angeles Times as a national correspondent next month. Carcamo writes on her Facebook page:

I’ll be based in Arizona, covering regional issues such as the border, immigration and whatever else pops up. I start in Los Angeles on Oct. 1 and plan to move to Arizona some time after the new year. I’m super excited for my new adventure but also sad to leave such great peeps at the Reg, such as my amazing editor Susan Gill Vardon.

Carcamo’s most recent work is a 3-part series exploring illegal immigration by sea. Her work has received many honors, including numerous awards from the OC Press Club. Her 2011 story for Slake about a deportee’s return to Guatemala was named as a finalist for both the Livingston Award and the PEN Center USA Literary Award in Journalism.

Previously on FishbowlLA:
OC Register Immigration Reporter Traveled to Mexico, Guatemala for Sea Smuggling Enterprise Series

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OC Register Immigration Reporter Traveled to Mexico, Guatemala for Sea Smuggling Enterprise Series

Aaron Kushner, the new owner of the Orange County Register, has stated that he considers the newspaper’s Sunday print edition and subscribers key lynchpins of an audacious revitalization plan. As an added bonus, the next three week’s editions will feature a dynamic new model of investigative journalism, one that was set up before his arrival.

Immigration reporter Cindy Carcamo (pictured) spent upwards of seven months working on an enterprise series about the high cost and equally steep dangers of the Pacific Ocean route many illegal immigrants are currently favoring to try and gain entry to the U.S. All of her related travel and accommodation costs were paid for by the Ford Foundation, via a fellowship administered by D.C.’s International Center for Journalists.

“I pitched the sea smuggling enterprise story to the Center, and they liked it” Carcamo explains to FishbowlLA via telephone. A previous series she worked on, about the reverse flow of Mexicans returning to a portion of the country, was funded by UC Berkeley’s Rosenberg Foundation. “I’ve managed to be able to squeeze out this big enterprise stories through just kind of looking for outside funding, when times have been really hard at the Register for funding.”

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Slake, LA Times Writers Named as Finalists for Livingston Awards

Two of the 20 finalists for the 2011 Livingston Awards for Young Journalists hail from local publications. Staff writer Molly Hennessy-Fiske of the Los Angeles Times is in the running, and Cindy Carcamo has been nominated for a piece that appeared in local literary journal Slake: Los Angeles. Carcamo is a reporter for the OC Register.

On the statewide front, Kelley Weiss and Ryan Gabrielson are both finalists for stories they did at nonprofit investigative reporting group California Watch.

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