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LOS ANGELES PRESS CLUB ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR THE 2003 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA JOURNALISM AWARDS
Winners will be announced at 45th annual ceremony on June 21
The Los Angeles Press Club is pleased to announce the finalists for the 45th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards.
Judges from Press Clubs across the country selected each of the finalists, based on a record number of entries that were submitted by a deadline in March.
The first, second and honorable mention prizes will be announced at a gala ceremony on June 21 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City. The evening will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by the ceremony and dinner at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for members are $125 each, or $250 for preferred seating. Non member tickets are $200 each, or $400 for preferred seating. Please make checks payable to the Los Angeles Press Club, 6363 Sunset Blvd., Suite 530, Hollywood, CA 90028.
For further information or to pay by credit card, please contact the Press Club at (323)469-8180, or info@lapressclub.org.

FINALISTS FOR THE 2003 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA JOURNALISM AWARDS

JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

A1-Print (Over 100,000 circulation)
· Steve Lopez, Los Angeles Times
· Sonia Nazario, Los Angeles Times
· Jill Stewart, New Times Los Angeles

A2-Print (Under 100,000 circulation)
· Jeffrey Anderson, Los Angeles Daily Journal
· John Ryan, Los Angeles Daily Journal

A3-Television Anchor or Reporter
· Jordi Ortega, KVEA Telemundo 52

A4-Radio Anchor or Reporter
-Gail Eichenthal, KNX
-Kitty Felde, KPCC
· Larry Mantle, KPCC
· Warren Olney KCRW
· Ilsa Setziol, KPCC

A5-Sports Anchor or Reporter
· Steve Grad, KNX

A6-Photojournalist of the Year
· Don Bartletti, Los Angeles Times, "Enrique's Journey"
· Carolyn Cole, Los Angeles Times, "Bringing Bethlehem Home"

DAILY/WEEKLY NEWSPAPERS (Over 100,000 circulation)

B1-Hard News
· Helen Gao, Jason Kandel, Daily News of Los Angeles, "Runaway auto"
· Ryan Oliver, Lisa Sodders, Mariel Garza, Daily News of Los Angeles, "LAX shooting"
· Staff, San Diego Union-Tribune, Westerfield `Extra'
· Staff, Los Angeles Times, "Sniper case arrests"
· Kenneth R. Weiss, Mitchell Landsberg, Jessica Garrison, Los Angeles Times, "Shooting at LAX"

B2-News Feature
· Jack Cheevers, "Not So Nice Jewish Boys"
· Paul Lieberman, Los Angeles Times, "Angel of Death"
· Terry McDermott, Los Angeles Times, "The Plot"
· Terry McDermott, Los Angeles Times, "A Perfect Solider, Mohammed Atta"
· Tony Ortega, New Times Los Angeles, "Fish Story"

B3-Investigative/Series
· Howard Blume and Dennis Dockstader, LA Weekly, "Degrees of Deceit"
· Glenn F. Bunting, Los Angeles Times, "Cardinal Mahony"
· Helen Gao, Daily News of Los Angeles, "Belmont's New Woes"
· Alan C. Miller and Kevin Sack, Los Angeles Times, "The Vertical Vision
· Ron Russell, New Times Los Angeles, "Mouth Wide Shut"

B4-Business
· Ralph Frammolino and P.J. Huffstutter, Los Angeles Times, "The Actress, the Producer and Their Porn Revolution"
· Susan Goldsmith, New Times Los Angeles, "Pooh Hits the Fan"
· Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times, "Coffee Chief Stirs Unrest"
· Evelyn Iritani and Marla Dickerson, "China: The Giant Awakes"
· David Streitfield, Los Angeles Times, "The Cultural Anarchist vs. The Hollywood Police State"

B5-Signed Commentary
· John Balzar, Los Angeles Times
· Jill Stewart, New Times Los Angeles
· Roy Ulrich, San Diego Union Tribune
· Chris Weinkopf, Daily News of Los Angeles

B6-Columnist
· Erin Aubry Kaplan, L.A. Weekly, "CakeWalk"
· Steve Lopez, Los Angeles Times, "Points West"
· Dennis McCarthy, Daily News of Los Angeles, "Dennis McCarthy"
· Tim Rutten, Los Angeles Times, "Regarding Media"
· Jill Stewart, New Times Los Angeles, "Jill Stewart"

B7-Editorials
· Daily News staff, "Yes on secession"
· Jim Gogek, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Imperial Water"
· Los Angeles Times editorial page staff, "Rights and the new reality"
· Los Angeles Times staff, "Standing up to street gangs"

B8-Reviews and Criticism
· Nicolai Ouroussoff, Los Angeles Times, architecture reviews
· Ella Taylor, LA Weekly, movie reviews
· Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, music reviews

B9-Entertainment Reviews and Features
· Rachel Abramowitz and Dana Calvo, Los Angeles Times, "Sober Companion"
· Paul Brownfield, Los Angeles Times, "Rodney Dangerfield"
· Robert Hilburn, Los Angeles Times, "Johnny Cash"

B10-Sports News and Features
· Howard Beck, Daily News of Los Angeles, "Shaq"
· Diane Pucin, Los Angeles Times, "Mini-Sensation"

B11-Special section news or features
· Gendy Alimurung, Michelle Huneven, Lou Amdur, Nancy Silverton, Jonathan Gold, Phranc, Anna Thomas, Anne Fishbein, LA Weekly, "Go Food Summer Restaurant Guide"
· Mark Arax, Los Angeles Times, "The Black Okies"
· Terry McDermott, Los Angeles Times, "The Plot"
· San Diego Union Tribune staff, "9-11: One Year Later"
· Sonia Nazario, Los Angeles Times, "The Boy Left Behind"

B12-Headline
· Betty Baboujon, Los Angeles Times, "For 2002, A Word from Palindromists: Yay"
· Kateri Butler, L.A. Weekly, "The Thin Blue Hemline"
· Jack Cheevers, New Times Los Angeles, "To Protect and Swerve"
· Judy Cramer, Los Angeles Times, "Andersen's Reputation in Shreds"
· Daniel Rooney, Daily News of Los Angeles, "Driving Miss Crazy"

B13-Design and Layout
· Bill Gaspard, Los Angeles Times, "Enrique's Journey"
· Jon Gerung, Daily News of Los Angeles, "Star Wars: Attack of the Clones"
· Matt Moody, Los Angeles Times, "Cathedral for the Ages"

DAILY/WEEKLY NEWSPAPERS (Under 100,000 circulation)

C1-Hard News
· John Canalis, Tracy Manzer, Long Beach Press-Telegram, "L.B. Man Arrested in Serial Rapes"
· Anne La Jeunesse, LA Daily Journal, "Dog Mauling Ends in Murder Verdict"
· Diana L. Roemer, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, "Ritual Candles Blamed in Fire"
· Debbie Pfeiffer Trunnell, Susan McRoberts, Whittier Daily News, "Home Barbecue Fuels Tragedy"

C2-News Feature
· Cindy Chang, Pasadena Star-News, "Homeless Women Pursuing Education"
· Howard Fine, Conor Dougherty, Samantha Lee, LA Business Journal, "LA's Search for Water"
· Lawrence Kootnikoff, L.A. Daily Journal, "Litigious Gadfly"
· Lee Peterson, Daily Breeze, "Trauma 24/7"

C3-Investigative/Series
· Michael Collins, Ventura County Reporter, "Rocketdyne Ranch"
· Scott Hadly and Josh Molina, Santa Barbara News-Press, "Unnatural Causes"
· Renee Moilanen, Daily Breeze, "Bond Projects Raise Eyebrows"
· Cheryl Romo, LA Daily Journal, "Misty, Who Got No Breaks"
· Cheryl Romo, LA Daily Journal, "When Death Comes for the Forgotten"

C4-Business
· Tracy Jai Isaacs, Daily Breeze, "Auto Shops Call Lawsuits a Scare Tactic"
· Joel Kotkin, The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, "Breaking the Media Monopoly"
· Anthony Palazzo and Conor Dougherty, Los Angeles Business Journal, "Inside the Books"
· Felix Sanchez, Press-Telegram, "Birth of a Plane"
· Michael Stremfel, Anthony Palazzo, John Brinsley, Deborah Belgum, Mark Lacter, Los Angeles Business Journal, "Rise & Fall of a Global Pipe Dream"

C5-Signed Commentary
· Michele E. Buttelman, The Signal
· Thomas D. Elias, Southern California Focus
· Rob Eshman, The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, "Fuel for the Fire"
· Joel Kotkin, The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, "Hahn's Most Important Choice"
· Gidi Grinstein, The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, "Oslo Logic Still Valid"

C6-Columnist
· John Bogert, Daily Breeze, "John Bogert"
· Amy Klein, Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles
· Mark Lacter, Los Angeles Business Journal, "Comment"
· Corey Levitan, Daily Breeze, "Adventures with Corey"
· Shirlee Smith, Los Angeles Sentinel, "Opinion"

C7-Editorials
· Larry Allison, Press-Telegram, "Welcome LaserFiche"
· Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, "Feds, Fully Fund Urban Forests"

C8-Entertainment Reviews/Criticism/Columns
· Garry Abrams, Los Angeles Daily Journal
· Joel Hirschhorn, Variety
· Corey Levitan, Daily Breeze

C9-Entertainment Feature
· Jim Farber, Daily Breeze, "Keeping Track of the Rail Era"
· Corey Levitan, Daily Breeze, "Hello, Norma Jeane"
· Naomi Pfefferman, The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, "Where the Wild Things Come From"

C10-Sports Feature
· Louis Johnson, Press-Telegram, "Ramirez Goes Home"
· Joe Stevens, Press-Telegram, "Return from Tragedy"

C11-Special Section
· Los Angeles Business Journal staff, "The Common Place Millionaires"
· Tom Hennessy, Tom Gapen, Press-Telegram, "Readers Tribute to 9/11"
· Corey Levitan, Daily Breeze, "Adventures with Corey"

C12-Headline
· Katrina Dewey, Los Angeles Daily Journal
· David Grunwald, Los Angeles Daily Journal
· James Melroy, Press-Telegram, "Sinking in the Rain"

C13-Design/Layout
· Melissa Anderson, Los Angeles Daily Journal, "Sept. 23, 2002 front page"
· Tom Gapen, Press-Telegram, "Sept. 11, 2002"
· Carvin Knowles, The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, "The Silencing of the Left"

ART/PHOTOGRAPHY

D1-News Photo
· Carolyn Cole, Los Angeles Times, "Last to Die"
· Leo Jarzomb, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, "Tanker Drop"
· Rick Loomis, Los Angeles Times, "Hazard Duty"

D2-Feature Photo
· Beatrice de Gea, Los Angeles Times, "Clerics Visiting from Around the World"
· Sarah Reingewirtz, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, "Dismissed Cheerleader"
· Sarah Reingewirtz, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, "Purple Heart"

D3-Sports Photo
· Keith Birmingham, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, "Underwater"
· Stephen Carr, Press-Telegram, "World Champion Anaheim"
· Tom Mendoza, Daily News of Los Angeles, "USC Coach Pete Carroll"
· Sarah Reingewirtz, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, "All Hands"
· Lori Shepler, Los Angeles Times, "Shaquille O'Neal Upended"

D4-Editorial Cartoon
· Stephen P. Breen, San Diego Union Tribune, "War on Terrorism"
· Patrick O'Connor, Daily News of Los Angeles, "State Budget Crisis"
· Michael Ramirez, Los Angeles Times, "Today on Martha Stewart Living"

D5-Photo Essay
· Don Bartletti, Los Angeles Times, "Enrique's Journey"
· Carolyn Cole, Los Angeles Times, "Bringing Bethlehem Home"
· Max S. Gerber, LA Weekly, "The Scientists Among Us"
· Hans Gutknecht, Daily News of Los Angeles, "An Inspiration to All"
· Rick Loomis, Los Angeles Times, "The Untold War"

TELEVISION

E1-Regularly Scheduled Newscast (35 minutes or less)
· Jeff Wald, Marcia Brandwynne, Chris Falin, Emmett Miller, Sharon Tay, KTLA First Edition, KTLA

E2-Regularly Scheduled Newscast (Over 35 minutes)
· Jeff Wald, Gerald Ruben, Kim Rouggie, Hal Fishman, Lynette Romero, KTLA

E3-Breaking News Report
· Patrick Healy, Lou Zapata, Ron Fleury, et. Al., Channel 4 News, "Cajon Fire"
· Jeff Wald, Marcia Brandwynne, Jennifer York, Richard Goldner, Bill Smith, Vance Scott, KTLA, "Train Crash"
· KTTV Fox 11 Morning News, "Fire"

E4-Features News
· Chris Blatchford, KTTV Fox 11, "Gang Mapper"
· Marley Klaus and Michael Cary, KCET, KQED, KPBS, KVIE, California Connected, "Sand Fight"
· Marley Klaus and Michael Cary, KCET, KQED, KPBS, KVIE, California Connected, "Life Sentence"

E5-Investigative/Series
· Chris Blatchford, KTTV Fox 11, "Prison Gangs"
· Christina Gonzalez, KTTV Fox 11, "2 By 2 .Net"
· Marley Klaus and Michael Cary, KCET, KQED, KPBS, KVIE, California Connected, "Our School"
· John Schwada, KTTV Fox 11, "Tow Trucks"

E6-Sports News
· Jennifer Gould, KTTV Fox 11, "Baseball Player"
· Tony Hernandez and Mark Brinks, KTLA, "Female Goalie"

E7-Entertainment News
· Mary Burbano and JD Cargill, KTLA, "SAG Awards"

E8-Talk/Public Affairs/Documentaries
· Ana Garcia, Ruben Romo, Jim Kyle, LA 36, "So Why Is This Important?"
· Marley Klaus, Deborah Clark, Bob Melisso, KCET, KQED, KPBS, KVIE, "California Connected," Show 108
· Bill Rosendahl, Adephia, "Election 2002 Special: Race for Lt. Governor"

RADIO

F1-Newscast (Over 15 minutes)
· Dave Zorn, Ronnie Bradford, Kathleen Mendoza, Rory Eriksen, KNX Newsradio, KNX News at 4:30 PM

F4-Feature
· Debra Baer, KPCC, "Teen Drinking"
· Adolfo Guzman Lopez, KPCC, "Graffiti"
· Frank Stoltze, KPCC, "Muslims Organize"

F5-Investigative Reporting
· Kitty Felde, Christal Smith, Julia Posey, Aimee Machado, Paul Glickman, KPCC, "Talk of the City: System in Crisis"
· Larry Mantle, Chumi Paul, Pamela Kramer, Linda Othenin-Girard, Jackie Oclaray, Julia Posey, KPCC, "Airtalk: Special Education"
· Bob McCormick, KNX Newsradio. "Strawberry Fields of Fraud"

F6-Entertainment Reporting/Criticism
· Philip Bruce, Jacob Conrad, Karen Radziner, Catherine Cuellar, KCRW, "To the Point: Television in the Age of Sopranos"
· Gail Eichenthal, Diane Thompson, Laura Ornest, KNX Newsradio, "Oscars Night Out"

F7-Sports News
· Tom Auclair, KNX Newsradio, "Ryder Cup Radio"
· Steve Grad, KNX, "Cops: Kickin the Ball Around"
· Steve Julian, KPCC, "Lakers in Farsi"
· Warren Olney, Peter Ginsberg, Karen Radziner, Elham Gheytanchi, Kyle McKinnon, KCRW, "Opening Day"

F8-Use of Sound
· Stephanie Roberts, KNX, "A Wake for Rosie"
· Ilsa Setziol, KPCC, "Spotted Owls"

F9-Talk/Public Affairs/Documentaries
· Kitty Felde, Christal Smith, Aimee Machado, Julia Posey, Paul Glickman, KPCC, "Talk of the City: A Townhall Meeting: Stopping the Violence 2002"
· Aimee Machado, Paul Glickman, John Rabe, Hedab El Tarifi, KPCC, "Portrait of Hedab"
· Warren Olney, Gisele Regatao, Karen Radziner, Kyle McKinnon, KCRW, "Which Way LA? : Split in Black Community Over Parks, Hahn"

F10-News Bureau
· Warren Olney, Ki Sung, Karen Radziner, Peter Ginsberg, Kyle McKinnon, KCRW, "To the Point: Cheney in the Middle East"
· Warren Olney, Sharon Rembaum, Karen Radziner, Catherine Cuellar, Andrea Brody, Kyle McKinnon, KCRW, "Jewish Settlements, Palestinian Territories"

MAGAZINES

G1-Magazine News Article/Investigative Report
· Susan McRae, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Daily Journal Extra, "Mine Games"
· Matt Welch, Reason, "The Politics of Dead Children"

G2-Magazine Feature/Column/Commentary
· John Ryan, Daily Journal Extra, "Keeping the Faith"
· Matt Welch, Reason, "Speaking Lies to Power"

G3-In House or Corporate Publication
· Richard Stayton, Written By, Writers Guild of America, West
· Janet Sutter, Copley Press, Copley News Service

G4-Design and Layout
· Aris Davoudian, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Daily Journal Extra Top 100 Lawyers

NEWS BUREAUS AND CORRESPONDENTS

H1-Wire Service/Daily or Weekly Newspaper Bureau
· David Evans, Bloomberg News, "Pension Funds Losses"
· David Evans, Bloomberg News, "Edison Schools, Financial Deception"
· Susan Karlin, New York Times, "Star Axis"

H2-News Bureaus-Monthly (nondaily or weekly cycle)
· Susan Karlin, Continental Inflight Magazine, "Smart Thinking"

H3-Online/New Media-Single News Story
· Matt Welch, ESPN.com, "The Cuban Senators"

H4-Online Column/Commentary Criticism
· Matt Welch