THANK YOU NAEJ Awards! I am a 2x Finalist


Thank you for all of your support! I am a two-time finalist for the 14th annual 2021 National Arts and Entertainment Journalism (NAEJ) Awards!

Please find my two nominated stories below. Thank you to the Los Angeles Press Club and Diana Ljungaeus, Executive Director!

F18. Commentary Diversity/Gender

* Lisa Niver, Jewish Journal, “The Gift of Kindness: 2020, COVID and Chanukah

* Sydney Love, Alta Journal, “California’s White Wine Problem”

* Sandro Monetti, Hollywood International Filmmaker Magazine, “Geena Davis – Gamechanger” 

* Keenan Norris, Alta Journal, “One Coyote”

* Malina Saval, Variety, “Too Jewish For Hollywood: As Antisemitism Soars, Hollywood Should Address Its Enduring Hypocrisy In Hyperbolic Caricatures of Jews”

I8. Commentary Analysis/Trend — Film

* Lisa Niver, Thrive Global, “Building Life Again After Loss: Sliding Doors, Braver Than You Think and My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me

* Kate Aurthur, Variety, “What It’s Like to See ‘Tenet’ in a Movie Theater” 

* Kate Bove, Eric Mueller and Patricia Puentes, Ask Media Group, “Disney Has a Queerbaiting Problem: Ask’s Editors Break Down How It Harms the LGBTQ+ Community” 

* Ashley Lee, Los Angeles Times, “Theater is Hollywood’s talent incubator. It’s time Hollywood stepped up to save it” 

* Manori Ravindran, Variety, “What It’s Like Attending a Film Festival During COVID-19”

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 16: BJ Korros and guest attend the Los Angeles Press Club’s 63rd Annual Journalism Awards Dinner at Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles on October 16, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Robin L Marshall/Getty Images)

Lisa Niver has won many awards! From 2017 to 2022, in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won five times and been a finalist nineteen times for a variety of broadcast, print and digital categories.

More about Lisa Niver:

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries on six continents. This University of Pennsylvania graduate sailed across the seas for seven years with Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Renaissance Cruises and spent three years backpacking across Asia. Discover her articles in publications from AARP: The Magazine and AAA Explorer to WIRED and Wharton Magazine, as well as her site WeSaidGoTravel. On her award nominated global podcast, Make Your Own Map, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors, and as a journalist has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. 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 and been a finalist twenty-two times. Named a #3 travel influencer for 2023, Niver talks travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, her YouTube channel with over 2 million views, and in her memoir, Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.

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