Congratulations to Ebell member and former editor of our very own Ebell Magazine, Helene Seifer for her award on a series of stories for the Larchmont Chronicle, reporting on a local homeless man known to the neighborhood.
The series came in second place in the public service journalism category for print in the 2021 California News Publishers Association (CNPA) California Journalism Awards in the division for weeklies with circulation of 25,000 and more.
“I found myself wanting to know more about Giorgio, but then realized the anonymity is what made this so charming,” the CNPA judge commented on the story. “There are many with stories like Giorgio’s, which is the point; helping this population is imperative for a community. Really well written.”
Seifer also was among five finalists in the investigative division for the Los Angeles Press Club Southern California Journalism Awards for the same 2021 series in the newspapers under 50,000 circulation division.