KCET Receives 15 Southern California Journalism Award Nominations Presented by the Los Angeles Press Club

Investigative News Program, SoCal Connected Earns 11 Nominations;

Southern California Arts and Culture Series, Artbound Garners Four

 

Burbank, Calif. - May 23, 2013 - KCET, the nation's largest independent television station serving Southern and Central California, is proud to announce that it has received 15 nominations for the 55th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards presented by the Los Angeles Press Club. The station's nominations include 11 for its investigative news program, SoCal Connected and four for its transmedia arts and culture series, Artbound.  The 55th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards will be presented on June 23 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

 

The 55th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards nominations for KCET include: 

NEWS

SoCal Connected - "Courting Disaster"

Bret Marcus, Executive Producer; Justine Schmidt, Co-Executive Producer; Karen Foshay, Producer; Jennifer London, Correspondent; Michael Bloecher, Editor

 

SoCal Connected - "Prop 37"

Bret Marcus, Executive Producer; Rebecca Haggerty, Co-Executive Producer; Dina Demetrius, Producer; Cathy Hue, Associate Producer; Jennifer London, Correspondent; Michael Bloecher, Editor

 

SoCal Connected - "Orange County's Homeless"

Bret Marcus, Executive Producer; Rebecca Haggerty, Co-Executive Producer; Karen Foshay, Producer; Cathy Hue, Associate Producer; Brian Rooney, Correspondent; Michael Bloecher, Editor

 

FEATURE

SoCal Connected - "The App Economy"

Bret Marcus, Executive Producer; Rebecca Haggerty, Co-Executive Producer; Angela Shelley, Producer; Alicia Clark, Associate Producer; Brian Rooney, Correspondent; Alberto Arce, Editor

 

SoCal Connected - "History Political Ad Campaigns"

Bret Marcus, Executive Producer; Rebecca Haggerty, Co-Executive Producer; Rick Wilkinson, Producer; Benjamin Gottlieb, Associate Producer; Judy Muller, Correspondent; Alberto Arce, Editor


INVESTIGATIVE

SoCal Connected - "The 'F' Word"

Bret Marcus, Executive Producer; Justine Schmidt, Co-Executive Producer; Dina Demetrius and Rebecca Haggerty, Producers; Latya Pandya, Associate Producer; Jennifer London, Correspondent; Alberto Arce, Editor

 

SoCal Connected - "Family Ties"

Bret Marcus, Executive Producer; Rebecca Haggerty, Co-Executive Producer; Karen Foshay, Producer; Benjamin Gottlieb, Associate Producer; Vince Gonzales, Correspondent; Jack Moody, Editor

 

SPORTS

SoCal Connected - "Head Games"

Bret Marcus, Executive Producer; Rebecca Haggerty, Co-Executive Producer; Angela Shelley, Producer; Alicia Clark, Associate Producer; John Ridley, Correspondent; Jack Moody, Editor

 

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS OR FEATURE


Artbound - "Date Farmers"

Juan Devis, Executive Producer; Bruce Dickson Director/Producer; Drew Tewksbury, Managing Editor; Justin Cram, Creative Director

 

SoCal Connected - "Geena Davis and Women in Media"

Bret Marcus, Executive Producer; Rebecca Haggerty, Co-Executive Producer; Kat Keeney, Producer; Val Zavala, Correspondent; Jack Moody, Editor

 

TALK/PUBLIC AFFAIRS

 

SoCal Connected - "Season 5: Orange County's Homeless/Paula Poundstone"

Bret Marcus, Executive Producer; Rebecca Haggerty, Co-Executive Producer; Karen Foshay, Producer; Brian Rooney, Correspondent; Val Zavala and Madeline Brand, Anchors

 

SoCal Connected - "Season 4: Big Oil/Kickstarter"

Bret Marcus, Executive Producer; Justine Schmidt, Co-Executive Producer; Karen Foshay and Rick Wilkinson, Producers; Vince Gonzales, Correspondent; Val Zavala, Anchor

 

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

 

Artbound - "Episode 1"

Juan Devis, Executive Producer; Bruce Dickson Director/Producer; Drew Tewksbury, Managing Editor; Justin Cram, Creative Director

 

ENTERTAINMENT FEATURE

 

Artbound - "Gerald Clarke, Jr.: The Contemporary Indian Experience Through Art"

Juan Devis, Executive Producer; Drew Tewksbury, Managing Editor; Gordon Johnson, Writer


WEBSITE, NEWS ORGANIZATION, EXCLUSIVE TO THE INTERNET


Artbound

Juan Devis, Executive Producer; Bruce Dickson Director/Producer; Drew Tewksbury, Managing Editor; Justin Cram, Creative Director

 

ABOUT KCET

On-air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET offers a wide range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest public television programs from around the world. KCET currently produces the Emmy®, duPont-Columbia and Peabody Award-winning~SoCal Connected, a hard-hitting prime-time nightly television news program that examines the issues and people of Southern California. Throughout its 48-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its local and regional news and public affairs programming, its national drama and documentary productions, its quality educational family and children's programs, its outreach and community services and its website, kcet.org. KCET is a donor-supported community institution. For additional information about KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org.


ABOUT SOCAL CONNECTED

SoCal Connected, winner of a Peabody and two duPont Awards, 17 Emmy® Awards, 19 Golden Mikes, 41 LA Press Club Awards, two Gracie Awards, and three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, including Best News Documentary and Los Angeles Magazine's "Best New Local TV Program" of 2009, airs nightly at 5:30 p.m. with encores at 10 p.m. exclusively on KCET. For more information, to view episodes online or to leave comments, please visit www.socalconnected.org.

 

SoCal Connected is made possible through the generous support of The Ahmanson Foundation serving the Los Angeles community since 1952; Jim and Anne Rothenberg; the Maddocks Brown Foundation; The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation; The California Endowment and UCLA. 

 

 

ABOUT ARTBOUND

Artbound is an award-winning transmedia arts and culture journalism series that explores diverse artistic practices throughout Southern California. The web site features articles and short documentaries from more than 40 innovative artists and culture curators across 11 counties in the region. Each week, articles are voted upon by readers, and the fan favorites are produced into weekly videos that will air on the television series.  Since its launch in May 2012, Artbound has earned critical praise and prestigious honors, including two Golden Mike Awards for "Best Entertainment Reporting" and "Best Internet News Reporting;" "Best Short Documentary or Special Program" from the National Entertainment Journalism Awards presented by the Los Angeles Press Club; and L.A. Weekly's 2012 Web Award for "Best Art and Culture Website." For more information, please visit www.kcet.org/artbound.

 

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