UPDATED: KCETLink Wins for Best Television Documentary at the 56th Annual SoCal Journalism Awards Presented by the Los Angeles Press Club | KCET
UPDATED: KCETLink Wins for Best Television Documentary at the 56th Annual SoCal Journalism Awards Presented by the Los Angeles Press Club
Burbank, Calif. -
June 30, 2014 - KCETLink won the first place award in the television
documentary category for its award-winning local news program, SOCAL
CONNECTED at the 56th Annual SoCal Journalism Awards presented by the Los
Angeles Press Club.
The winning report, SOCAL CONNECTED: "L.A. EXPERIMENT" details the handling of sexual misconduct of priests in
the Los Angeles Archdiocese. The news team gained access to tapes of a 1996
lecture in which a church official discusses the "L.A. Model," an
experimental program that placed abusive priests in desk jobs in the Diocese or
helped them find employment throughout the city. Karen Foshay, producer;
Vince Gonzales, correspondent; Brian Frank, web editor; Lata Pandya, associate
producer; and Dan Caston, cameraman.
The L.A. Press Club Awards recognize highest-quality
journalism in print, television, and other media in the Southern California
region. KCETLink received 13 nominations this year for several specials
and its award-winning television and online series, ARTBOUND, DEPARTURES
and SOCAL CONNECTED.
KCETLink was also awarded several second and third place
awards at the 56th Annual SoCal Journalism Awards, including:
2nd Place - MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE
Juan Devis, Justin Cram, George Villanueva
2nd Place - TALK/PUBLIC AFFAIRS
"SOTOMAYOR & LONGORIA: A CONVERSATION WITH THE U.S.
Caroline Armitage, Angela Boisvert, Andrea Grossman, Mary
Mazur, Bohdan Zachary
2nd Place - BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA TO ENHANCE AND/OR PROMOTE A
Social Media for ARTBOUND
Melody Soto, Drew Tewksbury, Daniel Medina
3rd Place - FEATURE
Angela Shelley, Laura Ling, Cathy L. Hue, Benjamin
Gottlieb, Jack Moody, Rebecca Haggerty, Bret Marcus
3rd Place - ENTERTAINMENT NEWS OR FEATURE
Juan Devis, Joris Debeij, Matthew Crotty, Drew Tewksbury
3rd Place - FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
Juan Devis, Bruce Dickson, Matthew Crotty, Alex Chu
3rd Place - WEBSITE NEWS ORGANIZATION
Juan Devis, Justin Cram, Yosuke Kitazawa, Alvaro Parra,
KCETLink, formed by the merger between KCET
and Link Media, 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
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