Voice of OC Named Top News Site in Southern California

Voice of OC was awarded first place in the category for news websites exclusive to the internet by the Los Angeles Press Club. From left: Thy Vo, staff writer; Sonya Quick, digital editor; Nick Gerda, staff writer; Norberto Santana, Jr., publisher; Meg Waters, development director; Tracy Wood, civic editor; Theresa Sears, involvement editor; Colleen Clark, Voice of OC board member.

The Los Angeles Press Club awarded Voice of OC the best news website in Southern California Sunday night.

A panel of national judges applauded the website's polished design, hard news and strong photography.

"Clean yet newsy front page. Plentiful pictures but not so many or so large they distract from the articles. The author profile pages were useful; they contained not just the author’s various stories but multiple ways to contact and follow reporters."

Judges also recognized Voice of OC's feature writing, awarding staff writer Thy Vo second place in the soft news category for “Viet LGBT Struggle For Understanding."