Thank you! I was honored to be a finalist in two categories for the 59th Southern California Journalism Awards and delighted to receive second place in the Print Column category for “A Journey to Freedom Over Three Passovers.” I was a finalist for Travel Reporting with my story about Mongolia.
WINNERS F7. COLUMN
Tom Hoffarth, Los Angeles Daily News, “Vin Scully’s Final Call”
2nd Lisa Niver, The Jewish Journal, “A Journey to Freedom Over Three Passovers”
3rd Sharon Smith, Downey Patriot, “The Problem With Senior Housing”
FINALISTS F7. COLUMN
*Patricia Bunin, Southern California News Group, “When Nothing Special Moments Are Everything”
*Tom Hoffarth, Los Angeles Daily News, “Vin Scully’s Final Call”
*Lisa Niver, The Jewish Journal, “A Journey to Freedom Over Three Passovers”
*Jon Regardie, Los Angeles Downtown News, “David Without a Slingshot (Yet)”
*Sharon Smith, Downey Patriot, The Problem With Senior Housing”
FINALISTS X13. TRAVEL REPORTING
*Brad A. Johnson, Bradajohnson.net, “Trout Fishing and the Yearning for Peace in Kashmir”
*Todd Krainin, Reason, “Gurgaon: India’s Private City”
*Lisa Niver, Mountain Travel Sobek, “Mongolia: Land of Dunes & Moonrises”
*Gwynedd Stuart, L.A. Weekly, “How to Go to Disneyland as an Adult and Not Want to Die”
*Susan Valot, KCRW, “For the Curious: A Visit to the Oldest Juniper Tree in America”
What awards did the Jewish Journal win?
“Jewish Journal senior writer Danielle Berrin was named Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club at its 59th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards banquet on June 25. She won in the category for print publications with circulations of 50,000 and above.
Other Jewish Journal winners included columnist Marty Kaplan, who won first place for “Is Campaign News Necessary?” Berrin took third place in the same category for “Huma Abedin and the Real Housewives of Politics.”
Contributing editor Tom Tugend took second place for his personality profile “Looking Back at War on Memorial Day”; contributing writer Lisa Niver won second place for her column “A Journey to Freedom Over Three Passovers”; book editor Jonathan Kirsch was awarded second place for criticism of books, art, architecture and design for “Shock Is Followed by Awe Over Foer’s New Novel”; editor-in-chief and publisher Rob Eshmanwon third place for food and culture criticism for “Jonathan Gold on Eating Your Entire City”; and staff writer Eitan Arom took third place for hard news for his story “The Complex, Secret Path to Becoming an Orthodox Jew.”
Mayor Eric Garcetti: “The urgency of what you do in this moment is so important in this city, in this country and this world. Thank you for being the light. What you do is safeguarding this democracy. What you are doing is breathing life back in to what we stand for. I certainly am grateful for that. If you didn’t do your job I couldn’t do my job.”
Do you want to be a travel writer too? Enter the We Said Go Travel Summer Writing Competition! In honor of Lisa’s award, we extended the deadline! Next month, we will have our first ever photo competition.