LMU Media, Students, and Faculty Recognized at the 2021 Southern California Journalism Awards

The Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts congratulates the members of the Loyola Marymount University Community that won in their respective categories at this year’s Southern California Journalism Awards, which was held on October 16th and hosted by the Los Angeles Press Club.

The LMU Magazine Off Press Podcast won first place in the “Any News or Feature on sports” category for their podcast episode titled, “Paul Westhead.”

Benjamin Gottlieb, a part-time LMU Journalism lecturer and full-time KCRW employee, won first place in the “Pandemic Reporting, Radio” category for his KCRW article “San Gabriel Valley restaurateurs are determined to make their businesses work, even with mounting losses.” Gottlieb also won second place in the “Radio/Podcast, Breaking News” category for his work for KCRW, “Some LA Business Owners Support Protesters, but Feel Anger Toward Looters.”

Stephanie Bell, an LMU graduate from the class of 2020, won second place in the “Documentary Shorts under 25 minutes” category for her film Defending Our Crowns. Her short film was created to fulfill the journalism capstone requirement, and has already seen professional success, being named the best student documentary at the Angeles Film Festival.

Yemaya Williams won second place in the “Best Sports/ Arts Writing” category for her Agency od-ed, “Who is More Black?

The Los Angeles Loyolan won second place in the “Best College News Website” category.

Tara Pixley, a professor in the Journalism Department, won third place in the “News Commentary” category for their Nieman Reports think piece, “Protest photography can be a powerful tool for and against BLM.”