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KCLU wins at the LA Press Club's SoCal Journalism Awards

KCLU takes four first place awards at the L.A. Press Club’s 64th SoCal Journalism Awards.
Giorgio Trovato

The Los Angeles Press Club’s 64th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards took place on Saturday, June 25, 2022. KCLU took home four first place awards and one third place prize.

Congratulations to KCLU reporter and producer Caroline Feraday who won:

  • Audio Journalist Of The Year.

    The judges said “So alive and vivid are Ms. Feraday's reports that you can hear the beating hearts of her subjects. She has the finely-tuned curiosity to seek out those human interactions that usually fly under the radar. Her audio portraits are poignant, compelling and ultimately inspiring.”

  • First Place for Personality Profile/Interview, under 10 minutes (Audio Journalism) for the story entitled Grammy-nominated Five For Fighting singer and songwriter is set to return to the stage.

    The judges said, “Nice reporting captures the light and dark sides of returning to live music.”

  • First Place for Lifestyle Feature (Audio Journalism) for the story entitled Goats Don't Care About Politics.

    The judges said, “Goats and yoga are widely accepted now, but this clever story makes it new again with fun and effective nat sounds.”

  • Third Place for Pandemic Reporting (Audio Journalism) for the story entitled A Pandemic Isn't Going To Silence Us.

Congratulations to Michelle Loxton, the host and creator of KCLU’s local news podcast The One Oh One who won:

  • First Place for Use of Sound (Audio Journalism) for the episode The Crisis of Fentanyl in Ventura County.
    The judges said, “Producers nicely weaved ambient sounds from the subtle to the obvious, as well as voices from confident to timid.”

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