Last night the Los Angeles Press Club held its 53rd Annual Southern California Journalism Awards at the ornately appointed Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. We know you have some burning questions: Did award presenter and Mary Tyler Moore Show thespian Ed Asner really ask KPCC personality Patt Morrison if she would adjourn the stage so they could make love? Was Morrison aware of the massive, satellite-attracting head wear she had donned? Did OC Weekly take any awards or honorable mentions?
The answers are a big fat yes, probably, and yes.
Aside from the occasional sighting of media-universe glitterati (Chuck Henry!), the evening's main event, for us at
least, was the announcement that former Weekly Art Director Kelly Lewis took first place in the Design category for a paper with over 50,000
circulation. Lewis was honored for her layout of Gustavo Arellano's March 2010 “Hot Licks” cover story about Offspring singer
Dexter Holland's hot-sauce business. Other honors went to staff
writer Matt Coker who took second place in the Entertainment Feature
category for his “Douchebag Does Sundance” article.
writer Spencer Kornhaber was a finalist in the Personality Profile category for his article “Toil and Trouble,” and the Weekly staff–especially web editor Vickie
Chang–were finalists for the overall excellence of our website.
Congratulations to us–and to our friends from the Colossus of Culver City, who earned several nods, most notably for Patrick Range McDonald as Print Journalist of the Year. For a list of this year's winners visit lapressclub.org and click on the link at the top of the page.