East County News Service
October 27, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) -- East County Magazine editor Miriam Raftery picked up three awards in San Diego Press Club’s 2016 Excellence in Journalism Awards competition.
Our entry titled “Border Fire Leaves Residents Burned Over Bureaucratic Bungling” won the Wildcard category; this year the wildcard topic was “life on the border.” Our media outlet beat out media in all categories for this prestigious award including TV, radio, newspapers and magazines countywide.
Read our Border Fire entries in the Wildcard category:
In the daily newspapers and websites category, we also won second place for multicultural reporting for our article titled “East County Chaldeans plea for release of Iraqi Christians detained at Otay.”
In addition, we picked up a third place award for environmental reporting with our story titled “Planning Commission guns down appeal, allows Covert Canyon to conduct military firearms training amid federal forest lands.”
Since our inception in 2008, East County Magazine has won a total of 97 awards, including many of the top journalism awards presented in the San Diego region.
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Good work Miriam.