Voice of OC Receives 11 Awards From 2016 OC Press Club Competition

Voice of OC took home 11 awards in the digital journalism category from the 2016 Orange County Press Club Excellence in Journalism competition Thursday night.

The OC Press Club recognized some of our best reporting, investigations, features and photos from 2015. A full list of winners will be posted on the Press Club website.

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Best News Story

First Place: “Supervisors Backed Off Criticism of Jail Phones After Contributions From Vendor” by Nick Gerda

Third Place: “Dog Attack on Pregnant Woman Raises More Questions About County Animal Control” by Nick Gerda

Best News Feature Story

Second Place: “Battered Lives: Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Abuse Hard for Immigrant Families” by Amy DePaul

Third Place: “A Fighter Steps Out of the Ring” by David Washburn

Best News or Political Blog:

Voice of OC, Norberto Santana, Jr. for his column series on the county’s problems addressing the homeless situation at the Santa Ana Civic Center.

Best Public Affairs Story

First place: “Fast Times at Rancho Santiago: District Officials Travel in Luxury on Taxpayer’s Dime” by Adam Elmahrek

Second place: “Dick Jones’ Sweet Deal in Westminster” by Thy Vo

Third Place: “Santa Ana’s Ongoing Struggle with Domestic Violence” by Amy DePaul

Best Feature Story

Third Place: “Struggles of Second Generation Reveal Long Shadow of War” by Thy Vo

Best Slideshow

First: “Summer in the City: Innocence Lost and Found” by Julie Leopo

Second Place: “The Voices of Fourth Street” by Julie Leopo