EAST COUNTY MAGAZINE WINS 3 AWARDS FROM SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS

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East County News Service

July 31, 2015 (San Diego) – East County Magazine picked up three more awards from the Society for Professional Journalists San Diego pro chapter last night during the annual awards banquet at the Bali Hai restaurant.   Two of the awards honor coverage on our East County Magazine Show on KNSJ Radio while the third is for an investigative report at our online news site (www.EastCountyMagazine.org), bringing our total awards to 83 since our founding in 2008.

Last night’s honors, all second place awards presented to Miriam Raftery (photo, left), include our radio interview series with local Chaldeans’ efforts to halt genocide in Iraq, a radio interview with a Kurdish woman about her family’s ordeal fleeing ISIS, and an online investigative report on a San Diego company’s failure to disclose negative impacts of a proposed energy project.

You can read and hear our award-winning entries here:

 

Investigative/Enterprise Story – single subject, daily reporting and writing: “SOITEC fails to disclose truth about solar impacts”

http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/soitec-fails-disclose-truth-about-solar-project-impacts-hires-former-sd-planner-who-worked-soitec-pr

Talk/Interview story/audio – “Anguish hits home for local Kurdish woman”

http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/local-kurds-rally-protest-isis-terrorist-attacks-hear-our-interview-local-kurdish-american-family-tu

News or Feature Series/Audio: “Local Iraqi leaders speak out to halt genocide” (3 interviews):

Ben Kalasho interview June 12, 2014  Listen Online

Mark Arabo interview on petition to save Iraqi Christians

June 13, 2014  Listen Online

Mark Arabo discusses genocide in Iraq and visits to Washington D.C.

June 18, 2014 Listen Online

 

Companion links online to the three radio interviews (with additional details):

http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/friday-hear-our-interview-ben-kalasho-escalating-violence-humanitarian-crisis-iraq

http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/chaldeans-launch-petition-save-iraqi-christians-terrorists-take-over-cities-across-iraq

http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/mark-arabo-discusses-genocide-iraq-international-efforts-create-more-inclusive-government

 

You can view the full list of all SPJ San Diego 2015 award winners here:

https://sdspj.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/spj-san-diego-award-winners-2015.pdf