The Voice of OC newsroom was recognized by the state’s news publishers association this past weekend at the CNPA annual Journalism Awards with a series of recognitions, winning top honors for an infographic that exposed the dark money campaign contributions that dominated last year’s congressional elections.
If Voice had not acted quickly, Orange County could be the only place in the state where the public could not access the records concerning police use of force, sexual assault on members of the public or incidents of lying while on duty.
The fundraising drive was also a huge success at Voice of OC — bringing in more than twice as many donors as the previous best year and raising more than $80,000 from individual donors, the best fundraising drive yet for Voice of OC.
Former Riverside Mayor and UC Riverside professor of Political Science, Ron Loveridge invited Norberto Santana, Jr. to speak to the Riverside Chamber of Commerce’s Monday morning breakfast group of 25 influential business and education leaders.
Voice of OC Ambassadors are community leaders who stand behind solid non-partisan journalism by stepping up and supporting Voice of OC in a big way. Joining in the Voice of OC Ambassadors begins with a $1,000 tax-deductible annual membership fee. The group meets informally a couple of times a year with publisher Norberto Santana Jr. to discuss supporting non profit media and important issues across Orange County. No long speeches. Just a very diverse group of people who care about the civic fabric of our county.
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