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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: February 21, 2000

Center for California Studies Journalism Award Winners Announced

The Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento has announced the winners of its sixth annual California Journalism Awards. They are:

Print special features/enterprise reporting: Erin Hallissy and Kenneth Howe of the San Francisco Chronicle, for their series on the state's failure to serve warrants; and Mark Gladstone and James Rainey of the Los Angeles Times for their series on California's juvenile prisons.

Print daily coverage: Dion Nissenbaum of the Riverside Press-Enterprise, for a series on county governments' criminal background checks.

Radio special features/enterprise reporting: Scott Shafer of San Francisco's KQED "The California Report" for overall excellence.

Radio daily coverage: Suzanne Marmion of Capital Public Radio in Sacramento for overall excellence; and Scott Shafer of San Francisco's KQED "The California Report" for overall excellence.

Television special feature/enterprise reporting: San Francisco's KRON for a series on health maintenance organizations.

Television daily coverage: Randy Shandobil of San Francisco's KTVU for overall excellence.

Katharine M. Macdonald Award for Student Journalism: David Robert Hunn of the Daily Collegian at CSU Fresno, for a series on college remediation.

The California Journalism Awards recognize outstanding reporting on California public affairs and politics. Judging is done by a panel of California journalists.

The awards will be presented at a 7 p.m. banquet on Thursday, Feb. 24 in the CSUS University Union, an event which wraps up the daylong California Journalism Conference.

Marcia McQuern, editor and publisher of the Riverside Press-Enterprise will present the keynote address at the banquet. Other prominent journalists will take part in two panel sessions that begin at 3:30 p.m. in the University Union.

The two panels are free and open to the public. The banquet is $25, and those wishing to register for that event should call the Center for California Studies at (916) 278-6906 by Monday, Feb. 21.


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