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KCETLink Media Group Receives 19 Southern California Journalism Award Nominations Presented by the Los Angeles Press Club

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Amanda Martin             

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747-201-5727

KCETLink Media Group Receives 19 Southern California Journalism Award Nominations Presented by the Los Angeles Press Club

News Program SOCAL CONNECTED Earns Seven Nominations;

Southern California Arts and Culture Series ARTBOUND and

Digital Series DEPARTURES Each Garner Six

Burbank, Calif. - June 2, 2015 - KCETLink Media Group, a leading national independent non-profit public broadcast and digital network, is proud to announce that it has received 19 nominations for the 57th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards presented by the Los Angeles Press Club. The station's nominations include seven for its acclaimed news program SOCAL CONNECTED and six for its transmedia arts and culture series ARTBOUND, and six for KCET's longest running digital series, DEPARTURES, and its columns on the Los Angeles river and the East side of Los Angeles . The 57th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards will be presented on Sunday, June 28 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

 The 57th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards nominations for KCETLink Media Group include: 

 JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR - ONLINE

Carren Jao, for her work on Departures' "The Confluence Blog" and the L.A. River

TELEVISION - NEWS

·         SoCal Connected - "Processed Human Waste as Fertilizer: The Stinky Controversy"

Derrick Shore, Lata Pandya, Kenny Gioseffi and Michael Bloecher

 TELEVISION -  INVESTIGATIVE

·         SoCal Connected - "Overmedicated Elderly"

Val Zavala, Lata Pandya, Dan Caston and John Sandoval

TELEVISION -  FEATURE NEWS

·         SoCal Connected - "Foreign Restaurant Chains"

Conor Knighton, Katherine Spiers, John Sandoval and Michael Bloecher

·         SoCal Connected - "Bugs as Food"

Derrick Shore, Katherine Spiers, Michael Bloecher and John Sandoval

TELEVISION - ENTERTAINMENT NEWS OR FEATURE

·         Artbound Presents Studio A - "La Santa Cecilia"

Juan Devis, Matthew Crotty, Drew Tewksbury and Daniel Leonard

TELEVISION - PERSONALITY PROFILE/INTERVIEW

·         SoCal Connected - "Clare Graham"

Nic Cha Kim, Kenny Gioseffi, Michael Bloecher and Matthew Crotty

TELEVISION - TALK/PUBLIC AFFAIRS

·         SoCal Connected - "Environmental Special"

Val Zavala, Linda Burns, Cara Santa Maria, Derrick Shore, Jennifer Sabih, et al.,

TELEVISION - FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

·         Artbound - "Without Borders/Sin Fronteras"

Juan Devis, Matthew Crotty and Drew Tewksbury

·         Artbound - "American Deserta"

Juan Devis, Bruce Dickson, Joris Debeij and Matthew Crotty

TELEVISION - DOCUMENTARY (SHORT)

·         Artbound - "Shades of L.A."

Juan Devis, Joris Debeij and Matthew Crotty

·         Artbound - "Zorthian Ranch"

Juan Devis, Chris Metzler, Jeff Springer and Matthew Crotty

WEBSITE, NEWS ORGANIZATION EXCLUSIVE TO THE INTERNET

·         Departures

Juan Devis, Justin Cram, Rubi Fregoso, Yosuke Kitazawa and Luis Sierra Campos

ALL MEDIA PLATFORMS - EDUCATIONAL REPORTING

·         Departures - "How to Get Students Excited About Learning to Code"

Leslie Aaronson

ALL MEDIA PLATFORMS - ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING (ALL MEDIA PLATFORMS)

·         SoCal Connected - "Wildlife Center"

Cara Santa Maria, Alicia Clark, John Sandoval and Michael Bloecher

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

·         Artbound - "The Mojave Project"

Melody Soto, Drew Tewksbury and Daniel Medina

ONLINE SPORTS NEWS or FEATURE

·         Departures - "Politics of Surfing"

Ryan Reft

ONLINE - BLOG, INDIVIDUAL

·         Departures - "Confluence": news and stories related to the revitalization of the Los Angeles river

Carren Jao

ONLINE - BLOG, GROUP

·         Departures - "East of East": news and stories on the San Gabriel Valley and beyond

Carribean Fragosa and Romeo Guzman

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.

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