NEWS BEAT CATEGORIES
Outstanding Health & Health Care Coverage
WINNER


SKYLINK TV – ‘Bay Area Today’ program – Danny Wong – “What is Cancer?” episode
MERIT RECIPIENT
LA OPINION – Araceli Martinez Ortega – “Latinos & Diabetes” [series]

Outstanding Coverage of the Environment
WINNER
EASTERN GROUP PUBLICATIONS/EGPNews.com – Nancy Martinez – "Exide, Porter Ranch: A Double Standard"
MERIT RECIPIENTS:
LA OPINION – Jorge Macias – "Thousands in the San Gabriel Valley at Risk for Lead and Arsenic Contamination"
SKYLINK TV – ‘Bay Area Today’ program – Danny Wong - "Three-Color Bins" episode

Outstanding Coverage of Politics & the 2016 Elections
WINNER
KDTV UNIVISION 14 - Maria Leticia Gomez, Joe Perry, Luis Felipe Godinez - "En Espera de la Muerte" [Waiting for Death]
MERIT RECIPIENT
El TECOLOTE- Alexis Terrazas & Atticus Morris - "Alernate Reality: Growing Acceptance of White Nationalism in Trump's America" / "Realidad Alterna: Creciente Aceptaciòn del Nacionalismo Blanco en el América de Trump"

Outstanding Coverage of Immigration
WINNER
SKYLINK TV – ‘Bay Area Today’ program – Danny Wong – “Under the Same Roof” episode
MERIT RECIPIENTS
CHICO SOL – Bianca Quilantan -- “Door of Hope”
LA OPINION – Araceli Martinez Ortega – “Stranded on the Border, Without Asylum and Without Hope” [series]

Outstanding Education Coverage
TWO WINNERS
INDIA CURRENTS – Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan – “How Much Is Too Much?: The Price Of Pushing Kids To Attain Elite Status”
SKYLINK TV – ‘Bay Area Today’ program – Jasmine Chen -- ‘Relentless Learning” episode

Outstanding Coverage of Arts, Culture & Entertainment
WINNER
KDTV UNIVISION 14 – Beatriz Ferrari & Eduardo Mancera – “El Pintor de Las Patronas” [The Painter of Las Patronas]
MERIT RECIPIENTS
INQUIRER.net – Cecile Ochoa – “86-Year-Old Fil-Am to Ride in Biker Rally, If He Ignores His Doc”
KDTV UNIVISION 14 – Flavio Lacayo & Eduardo Mancera - “Exodo a La Santeria”[Exodus to Santeria]

Outstanding Sports Coverage
WINNER
SING TAO DAILY – Mingyue [Flora] Xu – “American Boy Embodies Shaolin Spirit”
MERIT RECIPIENTS
VIDA EN EL VALLE – Juan Esparza Loera – “Cabada’s Run Fueled by His Past”
KDTV UNIVISION 14 - Leon Felipe Gonzalez &Joe Perry – "La Cancha de la Esperanza"[The Field of Hope]

SPOTLIGHT AWARDS
Outstanding Coverage of Gender/LGBTQI Issues
WINNER
MIDPENINSULA COMMUNITY MEDIA CENTER – ‘Talking with Henrietta’ program – Henrietta Burroughs – “In the Aftermath of the Mass Shooting in Orlando”
MERIT RECIPIENT
SING TAO DAILY – Isabelle Yiu – “Chinese American LGBT Community Asks for Respect for All”

Outstanding Cross-Cultural Reporting
WINNER
EL TECOLOTE – John Morrison – “Frisco 5” series
MERIT RECIPIENT
PAKISTAN LINK – Ras Siddiqui – “Jews and Muslims Hold Joint Vigil at the California State Capitol”

Emerging Youth Voice
WINNER
EL NUEVO SOL – Pilar de Haro, Keila Vizcarra, Grecia Lopez, Curtis Poindexter, Aracelly Solis, Aurabella Hernandez, Lorena Roque, Daniel Shin and Michael Arvizu – “Young Workers/ “Trabajadores Jovenes en Los Angeles” [series]
MERIT
YOUTH RADIO – Emiliano Villa – “When Economics Divide Siblings”

Outstanding Coverage of Voter Engagement
WINNER
Balitang America – The Filipino Channel TV – Troy Espera, Danny Manansala, Rommel Conclara, Henni Espinosa, John Caña, Don Tagala, Steve Angeles & Gel Santos Relos – Election Day 2016 newscast and “The Fil-Am Vote” election special

SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS
ETHNIC MEDIA CHAMPIONS
Regina Brown Wilson – Director – CALIFORNIA BLACK MEDIA
Jarrette Fellows, Jr. – Publisher & Editor – COMPTON HERALD
Dong Kim – Publisher – HYUNDAE NEWS
Joseph Orozco – Manager – KIDE-HOOPA 91.3 FM


 

 

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