February 18, 2002
of eighth annual
California Journalism Awards announced
The Center for California Studies at
California State University, Sacramento has announced the
winners of the eighth annual California Journalism Awards.
They will be presented at a banquet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb.
26 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in downtown Sacramento.
The awards recognize outstanding reporting on California public
affairs and politics. Judging is by a distinguished panel
of California journalists.
Among the highlights this year is a lifetime achievement award
for Lou Cannon, a longtime political reporter, White House
correspondent for the Washington Post, and author of
five books, including three biographies of Ronald Reagan.
Other recipients of this year's awards are:
The John Jacobs Award, for print special feature/enterprise
reporting: Jill Tucker, Oakland Tribune, who wrote an
in-depth series on California's $4.5 billion special education
The John Jacobs Award, for print daily coverage: David
Lazarus, San Francisco Chronicle, who reported on California's
$10 billion plan to purchase electricity on behalf of utilities.
For excellence in radio reporting: Scott Shafer, The
California Report, KQED in San Francisco.
For excellence in television reporting: Randy Shandobil,
KTVU Fox 2 in San Francisco/Oakland.
The Katharine M. Macdonald Award, for excellence in student
journalism: Julian Foley, a student at UC Berkeley's Graduate
School of Journalism, who wrote a guest commentary on teacher
testing which appeared in the Contra Costa Times.
Before the awards banquet there will be two panel discussions
in the Sheraton's Campagno Room beginning at 3:30 p.m. The
first is titled "That Was Then, This is Now: How and
Why California Journalists Covered the Gulf and Afghan Wars"
and the second is titled "Finding the Angle: How California's
Diverse Community News Media Determine Their Coverage of the
War on Terrorism and Afghanistan."
Panels are free; banquet reservations are $25 and must be
made by Feb. 20. For more information, please contact the
Center for California Studies at (916) 278-6906 or the CSUS
public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.
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