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Southern California Journalism Awards

LAPCLogo2-1.jpgThe LA Press Club held their annual awards banquet last night at the Sheraton hotel in Universal City. Winners of the Journalist Of The Year awards included David Evans of Bloomberg Markets in the Print- over 100K circulation division, Brad A. Greenberg of The Jewish Journal in the Print- under 100K circulation division, Ana Garcia and Fred Mamoun of KNBC and Eric Longabardi of TeleMedia in the Television category, and Frank Stoltze of KPCC 89.3 in the Radio category.

The winners for the event’s highest awards were Rick Orlov of the Daily News (Joseph M. Quinn Award for lifetime achievement), Robyn Dixon of the LAT (Daniel Pearl Award) and Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post (President’s Award).

Jonathan Gold was awarded an honorable mention in the Newspaper Columnist category, which we are certain he will be displaying proudly on his mantle right next to the Pulitzer.

A complete list of last night’s winners can be viewed here.

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LAT’s Robyn Dixon Named Winner of Batten Medal

robyn22.jpgAnd we thought only movie people were worthy of such honors.

This is a memo from Russ Stanton:

Stanton, Russ

Sent: Sun Feb 22 10:32:24 2009

Subject: Robyn Dixon, winner of the Batten Medal

Robyn Dixon today was named the winner of the prestigious Batten Medal of the American Society of Newspaper Editors for her coverage of the political and humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe.

The award, named for the late James K. Batten, CEO of Knight Ridder Inc., recognizes “compassion, courage, humanity and a deep concern for the underdog.”

It’s not the first time Robyn’s reporting from Zimbabwe has placed her in exclusive company. Last year, she won a Robert F. Kennedy Award (the judges lauded her “extraordinary courage”) and a Sigma Delta Chi international reporting prize.

It would be hard to overstate the danger and difficulty of reporting in Zimbabwe. Robyn has made 11 trips there over the last two years, working undercover because foreign journalists are officially unwelcome. To avoid arrest, she entered the country by land whenever possible, chose out-of-the-way lodgings and tried to dress like a local.

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