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Capital & Main Wins 12 Prizes at Southern California Journalism Awards

Capital & Main won 12 prizes at the 60th annual Southern California Journalism Awards, announced June 24. The awards were presented by the Los Angeles Press Club, one of the nation’s oldest and largest professional media organizations. 

Winning first place were Gabriel Thompson’s “After the Inferno, Undocumented Workers Find Themselves Without Federal Help” (for Online Cultural News) and Judith Lewis Mernit’s “All About EVs: Why There Isn’t a Ford in Your Future” (for Online Non-Political Commentary).

Capital & Main took second place in the prestigious Website/News Organization Exclusive to the Internet category, and doubled its number of awards over 2017.

Here is a complete lists of the awards:

1st Place

ONLINE CULTURAL NEWS

Gabriel Thompson, “After the Inferno, Undocumented Workers Find Themselves Without Federal Help”

ONLINE NON-POLITICAL COMMENTARY

Judith Lewis Mernit, “All About EVs: Why There Isn’t a Ford in Your Future”

2nd Place

WEBSITE/NEWS ORGANIZATION EXCLUSIVE TO THE INTERNET 

Capital & Main staff

CONSUMER NEWS or FEATURE

Robin Urevich, Dean Kuipers and Bill Raden: “Investigating Labor Secretary Nominee Andrew Puzder’s Fast Food Empire” 

ONLINE HARD NEWS FEATURE

Robin Urevich: “Deadly Detention: The Lonely Death of Moises Tino Lopez” 

ONLINE SOFT NEWS FEATURE, Politics 

Aura Bogado: “Fire and ICE: Hiding in Plain Sight”

ONLINE SOFT NEWS FEATURE, Culture

David Bacon: “Coachella Rising”

ACTIVISM JOURNALISM 

Judith Lewis Mernit: “For Whom the Road Tolls: Is It Fair to Put a Price on Freeways?”

POLITICAL COMMENTARY, Local

Judith Lewis Mernit: “How Far Can California Go It Alone After Trump Reneges on Climate Accord?” 

PHOTO ESSAY

Gema Galiana and Amy DePaul: “What the Final Moments of Homeless People Can Teach Us”

3rd Place

HEALTH REPORTING 

Jessica Goodheart: “The Virtual Couch: Is Online Therapy Going Viral?” 

ONLINE INVESTIGATIVE 

Robin Urevich, Dean Kuipers, Bill Raden: “Investigating Labor Secretary Nominee Andrew Puzder’s Fast Food Empire”