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, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and 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. You can find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.3 million views on her YouTube channel. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed an Olympic swimmer and numerous bestselling authors and has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. She was named both a Top 10 Travel Influencer and a Top 50 Female Influencer for 2021 by Afluencer and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. She has been nominated for the inaugural Forbes 50 over 50/Know Your Value list due out in Summer 2021. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best and has more than 150,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and has also run 15 travel competitions publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on We Said Go Travel. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded two Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards. From 2017 to 2021 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won four times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won in 2021 as Book Critic and in 2019 for one of her KTLA TV segments NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards and a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal. Niver has written for National Geographic, USA Today 10best, TODAY, Teen Vogue, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave(ish): It's All About Perspective 50 Adventures Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. When she's not SCUBA diving or in her art studio making ceramics, she's helping people find their next dream trip.  http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

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