Five Time Finalist for Southern California Journalism Awards! Thank you!

 

Thank you! I am honored to be a finalist for FIVE Southern California Journalism Awards, including and especially for Online Journalist of the Year. WOW!

Thank you to everyone who has supported me and to all of the outlets who published my work. Please see below for my print, digital and broadcast content which is nominated. Thank you to the Los Angeles Press Club for this opportunity to be recognized!

A5. ONLINE JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Lisa Niver, We Said Go Travel
  • Spencer Custodio, Voice of OC
  • Damien Newton, Streetsblog LA
  • Joe Rubin, Capital & Main
  • Sahra Sulaiman, Streetsblog LA
Lisa Niver dancing underwater at 70 feet

B4a. ACTIVISM JOURNALISM

  • Lisa Niver, Ms. Magazine, “What Growing up X Taught Ilyasah Shabazz about Feminism
  • Patrick Range McDonald, Housing Is A Human Right, “Garcetti-fication: A Gentrification Cautionary Tale”
  • Patrick Shanley, The Hollywood Reporter, “’Damn It, That’s Huge:’ Actors With Down Syndrome Are Finding More Work in Hollywood”
  • Angelika Albaladejo, Capital & Main, “Child Law Penalizes Moms for Abusive Partners”
  • Vic Gerami, The Blunt Post, “LGBTQ Armenians Face Resign of Terror”
Lisa Niver's article on Ilyasah Shabazz in Ms. Magazine

B13. EDUCATIONAL REPORTING

  • Lisa Niver, Wharton Magazine, Treat Your Business Rival as Inspiration, Not Competition
  • Larry Buhl, Capital & Main, “When Charter Schools Fail, Parents Are Left Scrambling”
  • Andrew J. Campa, Glendale News-Press, “Glendale Community College to return fees for student IDs it likely shouldn’t have collected”
  • Sonali Kohli, Iris Lee, Priya Krishnakumar, Marcus Yam and Jerome Campbell, Los Angeles Times, “Surrounded: Homicides near schools, and the students left behind”
  • Theresa Marie Moreau, American Greatness, “Juilliard Goes to China”

G6. PRINT MAGAZINE FEATURE, Under 1,000 Words: Any feature. 

  •  Lisa Niver, Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines, “Painter by the Numbers, Rembrandt
  • Tim Gray, Variety, “Jay Roach Wants to Start a Conversation With ‘Bombshell’”
  •  Peter Savodnik, The Journal of Alta, “The Lost Galleon of the California Desert”
  • Celine Teo-Blockey, Peter Flax and Nora O’Donnell, The Red Bulletin, “Heart And Soul”
  • Blaise Zerega, The Journal of Alta,  “COLD CASE: Like ‘a Falling Star’ from Outer Space”

I10. BROADCAST LIFESTYLE FEATURE

  • Lisa Niver, KTLA 5 News, “Star Treatment Package Giveaway
  • Artifact Nonfiction and KCET, KCET, “Nightshift”
  • Dignicraft, Juan Devis, Matthew Crotty and Jacqueline Reyno, KCET, “Artbound: Día de Los Muertos”
  • KCET, Tastemade and Roy Choi, KCET, “Broken Bread: Future of Food”
Lisa Niver at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills on KTLA TV

CONGRATULATIONS to all of the FINALISTS! I am honored to be recognized in this esteemed group!

My past nominations and winning content:

2019 WinnerNAEJ Award for KTLA TV segment

2019 Finalist: National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards in three categories

Lisa Niver at 2019 NAEJ Awards

2019 Finalist: Southern California Journalism Awards for Broadcast Television Lifestyle Segment: Ogden Ski Getaway

2018 Finalist for three categories of Southern California Journalism Awards:
Lisa Niver at 2017 Southern California Journalism Awards
2017 2nd place winner for Southern California Journalism Award Print Column and finalist for Travel Reporting.
Lisa Niver at Los Angeles Press Club Awards 2019
Lisa Niver at Los Angeles Press Club Awards 2019, Photo by Liz H. Kelly

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of the website WeSaidGoTravel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. With more than 150,000 followers across social media, she has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and listed on IMDb, and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. You can find Lisa Niver talking travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, Satellite Media Tours, The Jet Set TV and Orbitz travel webisodes as well as her YouTube channel, where her WeSaidGoTravel videos have over 1.5 million views. After three months on TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels and YouTube Shorts, she had over 500,000 (1/2 million) views. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors and been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She has been a judge for the Gracie Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media, and has run 15 travel competitions on her website, publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards.   Niver has published more than 2000 articles, in more than three dozen magazines and journals including National Geographic, Wired, Teen Vogue, HuffPost Personal, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, AAA Explorer Magazine, American Airways, Delta Sky, enRoute (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, BuzzFeed, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, USA Today, TODAY, Wharton Magazine, and Yahoo. Awards National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Book Critic: Ms. Magazine “Untamed: Brave Means Living From the Inside Out” 2019 Winner: Soft News Feature for Film/TV: KTLA TV “Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver” 2019 Finalist for: Soft News, Business/Music/Tech/Art Southern California Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Technology Reporting 2021 Finalist: Book Criticism 2020 Winner: Print Magazine Feature: Hemispheres Magazine, “Painter by the Numbers, Rembrandt” 2020 Finalist: Online Journalist of the Year, Activism Journalism, Educational Reporting, Broadcast Lifestyle Feature 2019 Finalist: Broadcast Television Lifestyle Segment for “Ogden Ski Getaway” 2018 Finalist: Science/Technology Reporting, Travel Reporting, Personality Profile 2017 Winner: Print Column “A Journey to Freedom over Three Passovers”

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