The 49th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards Gala Dinner was held June 16, 2007 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
EnviroReporter.com took home the following awards:
JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR – (Print under 100K circulation)
Michael Collins, Los Angeles CityBeat
Judges’ comment: “First class journalism by a dedicated and dogged journalist. Collins’ stories were winners on all counts: meticulously reported and intelligently written. He humanizes complex topics while never losing sight of the broader context.”
ONLINE NEWS STORY, FEATURE, SERIES OR PACKAGE
EnviroReporter.com, “Real Hot Property” – “Where the Bodies are Buried” – “Digging up the Dirt” – “Nuclear Reactions”
Judges’ comment: “Investigative journalism at its best. A true public service. The level of research and the presentation of the information is deeply compelling and intelligently mapped out. This is what journalism, in any form, is all about. You scooped everybody.”
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR – 2nd Place – Denise Anne Duffield and Michael Collins, EnviroReporter.com
ONLINE DESIGN AND LAYOUT – 2nd Place -Denise Anne Duffield and Michael Collins, EnviroReporter.com
WEBSITE, ONLINE ONLY – Honorable Mention: Michael Collins and Denise Anne Duffield, EnviroReporter.com
INVESTIGATIVE/SERIES – Honorable Mention – Michael Collins, LA CityBeat, “Real Hot Property” – “Where the Bodies are Buried” – “Digging up the Dirt” – “Nuclear Reactions”
This same investigative series won Collins second place in the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies 2007 Awards for Investigative Reporting – Circulation over 60,000.
PHOTOS FROM THE GALA
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