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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.

 

UPDATE:

KCETLink was also awarded several second and third place

awards at the 56th Annual SoCal Journalism Awards, including:

 

2nd Place - MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE

DEPARTURES: NORTHEAST L.A. RIVERFRONT COLLABORATIVE

Juan Devis, Justin Cram, George Villanueva

 

2nd Place - TALK/PUBLIC AFFAIRS

"SOTOMAYOR & LONGORIA: A CONVERSATION WITH THE U.S.

SUPREME

COURT JUSTICE"

Caroline Armitage, Angela Boisvert, Andrea Grossman, Mary

Mazur, Bohdan Zachary

 

2nd Place - BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA TO ENHANCE AND/OR PROMOTE A

STORY

Social Media for ARTBOUND

Melody Soto, Drew Tewksbury, Daniel Medina

 

3rd Place - FEATURE

SOCAL CONNECTED: DANGEROUS HIGH

Angela Shelley, Laura Ling, Cathy L. Hue, Benjamin

Gottlieb, Jack Moody, Rebecca Haggerty, Bret Marcus 

 

3rd Place - ENTERTAINMENT NEWS OR FEATURE

ARTBOUND: "INVISIBLE CITIES AN OPERA FOR

HEADPHONES"

Juan Devis, Joris Debeij, Matthew Crotty, Drew Tewksbury

 

3rd Place - FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

ARTBOUND: "AgH20 SILVER AND WATER"

Juan Devis, Bruce Dickson, Matthew Crotty, Alex Chu

 

3rd Place - WEBSITE NEWS ORGANIZATION

DEPARTURES

Juan Devis, Justin Cram, Yosuke Kitazawa, Alvaro Parra,

Rubi Fregoso

 

 

ABOUT KCETLINK

 

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

linktv.org.