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KCETLink Media Group Receives 17 Southern California Journalism Award Nominations Presented by the Los Angeles Press Club

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Amanda Martin                     

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Local News Program SOCAL CONNECTED Earns 12 Nominations;Southern California Arts and Culture Series ARTBOUND Garners Four

 

Burbank, Calif. – May 25, 2017 - KCETLink Media Group, a leading national independent nonprofit public broadcast and digital network, is proud to announce that it has received 17 nominations for the 59th annual Southern California Journalism Awards presented by the Los Angeles Press Club. The station's nominations include 12 for its acclaimed news program SOCAL CONNECTED and four for its multi-media arts and culture series ARTBOUND. Also nominated is the KCET special election initiative, “Props in a Minute.” The 2017 Southern California Journalism Awards will be presented on Sunday, June 25 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

The 59th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards nominations for KCETLink Media Group include: 

ALL MEDIA PLATFORMS – POLITICAL/GOVERNMENT REPORTING

Val Zavala, Linda Burns, Henry Cram, Robert McDonnell, Sheri Candler

ALL MEDIA PLATFORMS – OBITUARY/IN APPRECIATION - Artists

Rubén Martínez

ALL MEDIA PLATFORMS – CRIME REPORTING

Alex Stapleton, Lata Pandya, Amanda Garcia, Val Zavala, Michael Bloecher

ALL MEDIA PLATFORMS – SCIENCE, HEALTH, TECHNOLOGY REPORTING

Jon Kaplan, Nic Cha Kim, Michael Bloecher

Nic Cha Kim, Jon Kaplan, Amanda Garcia, Michael Bloecher

ALL MEDIA PLATFORMS – ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING

Cara Santa Maria, Adam Hyman, Michael Bloecher

TELEVISION – NEWS FEATURE

Nic Cha Kim, Robert McDonnell, Michael Bloecher

Derrick Shore, Lata Pandya, Michael Bloecher

TELEVISION - HUMAN INTEREST FEATURE

Derrick Shore and Michael Bloecher

TELEVISION - LIFESTYLE FEATURE

Cara Santa Maria, Lata Pandya, Michael Bloecher

TELEVISION - ENTERTAINMENT NEWS OR FEATURE

Nic Cha Kim, Robert McDonnell, Michael Bloecher

TELEVISION - PERSONALITY PROFILE/INTERVIEW

Nic Cha Kim, Val Zavala, Michael Bloecher

TELEVISION - TALK/PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Val Zavala, Linda Burns, Cara Santa Maria, Derrick Shore, Michael Bloecher

TELEVISION - FEATURE DOCUMENTARY, (over 25 minutes)

Juan Devis, Christine Juan, Matthew Crotty, Austin Simons

TELEVISION - DOCUMENTARY, (SHORT)

Derrick Shore, Jon Kaplan, Amanda Garcia, Michael Bloecher

SOCIAL MEDIA - BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA TO ENHANCE and/or COVER A STORY (ORGANIZATION)

Melody Soto, Sheri Candler, Zoe Montano

Melody Soto, Zoe Montano, Marq Massengale

ABOUT KCETLINK MEDIA GROUP

KCETLink Media Group is a national independent, nonprofit, digital and broadcast network that provides high-quality, culturally diverse programming designed to engage the public in innovative, entertaining and transformative ways. With a commitment to independent perspectives, smart global entertainment, local communities, and opportunities for engagement and social action, KCETLink depicts people and the world through a lens unavailable elsewhere in U.S. media. A viewer-supported 501(c)(3) organization, KCETLink content is distributed nationally via satellite on Link TV – DIRECTV channel 375 and DISH Network channel 9410 – and on KCET in Southern and Central California via broadcast and cable, as well as through various digital delivery systems. For additional information about KCET and Link TV productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org or linktv.org. Select programming from KCET and Link TV is also available for streaming on Hulu, Apple TV, and Roku platforms.

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