The Voice of OC team was given numerous awards at the 2018 Orange County Press Club Awards Gala June 15. View a full summary of Voice of OC’s awards here »

David McQuay Award for Best Columnist – 1st Place – Norberto Santana, Jr.

Publisher Norberto Santana, Jr., was awarded the David McQuay Award for Best Columnist. He was awarded for this series of columns on Orange County government:

Best Political Columnist – 1st Place – Norberto Santana, Jr.

Publisher Norberto Santana, Jr., was awarded for these columns related to local government:

Best Beat Reporting – 1st Place – Nick Gerda

Best Environmental News Story

First Place: To Desalinate or Not to Desalinate: UCI Debate Over Controversial Huntington Beach Plant by Amy DePaul

Best Investigative Story

Third Place: Hundreds of Dollars in ‘Gifts’ From Contractors to Supervisor Nelson Raise Legal Questions by Nick Gerda

Best News Story

Third Place: Airport Controversy Heats Up as Supervisors Award Contract to Low-Ranked Firm by Nick Gerda

Best News Photo

Third Place: Sheriffs patrolling homeless camp by Jeff Antenore

Since you've made it this far,

You are obviously connected to your community and value good journalism. As an independent and local nonprofit, our news is accessible to all, regardless of what they can afford. Our newsroom centers on Orange County’s civic and cultural life, not ad-driven clickbait. Our reporters hold powerful interests accountable to protect your quality of life. But it’s not free to produce. It depends on donors like you.

Join the conversation: In lieu of comments, we encourage readers to engage with us across a variety of mediums. Join our Facebook discussion. Message us via our website or staff page. Send us a secure tip. Share your thoughts in a community opinion piece.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *