Reason Nominated for Seven L.A. Press Club Awards

The Los Angeles Press Club has announced finalists for its 51st annual Southern California Journalism Awards competition. Reason, headquartered in Southern California for nearly four decades, is up for the following:

* Journalist of the Year, for publications under 100,000 circulation: Matt Welch. Competition includes friend o' Reason Amy Alkon.
* Best News/Investigative Story, magazine: Radley Balko, for "Guilty Until Proven Innocent: How police harassment, jailhouse snitches, and a runaway war on drugs imprisoned an innocent family." Balko's up against Playboy and People magazines, among others.
* Best Feature/Commentary piece, magazine: Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch, for "The Libertarian Moment: Despite all leading indicators to the contrary, America is poised to enter a new age of freedom." Up against Fortune and Bloomberg News, among others.
* Best Entertainment Review/Criticism/Column, magazine: Tim Cavanaugh, for "When Free Love Died: Why the sexual revolution plays only in reruns." Up against...nobody, least not that I can see. Congratulations, Tim!
* Best Designed piece, magazine: Terry Colon et al, for the already-award-winning "What Part of Legal Immigration Don't You Understand?" Again, there are no other mentioned finalists, so hi-fives for Terry, Mike Flynn, Shikha Dalmia, and Reason designer Barb Burch.
* Best Online News Story, Feature, Series or Package: David Weigel and Julian Sanchez, for "Who Wrote Ron Paul's Newsletters?" Up against four (count 'em!) pieces from Truthdig.
* Best Online Column/Commentary/Criticism: Drew Carey et al, for "Food Fight: Battle of the Bacon Dogs." Up against more Truthdiggery, plus some Herald-Examiner nostalgia from Rip Rense.

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  • Goober||

    Masturbate much?

  • ||

    "What Part of Legal Immigration Don't You Understand?" is one of my favorites, and a great conversation-starter tacked to my cube wall.

    Congratulations guys!

  • MaterialMonkee||

    Hey well done

    The Libertarian Moment was a classic article

  • Naga Sadow||

    You earned it Balko. Keep it up, sir.

  • Hammered Head||

    Good luck to all!!! Congrats

  • ||

    Good luck everyone. Remember, it's an honor just to be nominated it really sucks if you lose.

  • DHSThinks I\'m a Terrorist||

    Congrats to all. Good work, Reason is by far my favorite magazine both online and offline.

  • Orange Line Special||

    Thanks for the epic LOLs. If this were in anyway important I'd find the WoodyAllen clip where he says, "all they do is give each other awards" or similar.

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    LoneWacko tried to put on a brave face for the libertards at reason, but inside he was hurting, and hurting bad. Once again he'd been snubbed by those assholes at the LAPC. How could they not nominate him for all the questions that he suggested others ask? How could they not recognize his superior journalistic skills for his tireless ferreting out of illegal immigration schemes?

    His singular focus--some might say obsession, but he wouldn't--on this issue deserved recognition. But they couldn't handle his superiority, so they excluded him, just like the other kids in his special ed class when he was young. They thought they were so smart, with their helmets and their Ritalin and their crayons.

    Well, he'd show them. He'd show all of them. But first, he needed to finish bleaching his asshole.

  • Jeff P||

    I shudder to think of whay high journalistic criteria are applied in Southern California.

  • Naga Sadow||

    Lonewacko wandered lost until he saw a roadsign. His jaw dropped as he realized he was about thirty miles behind enemy lines! Tijuana stood between him and the good ol' US of A! Using the boy scout compass he stole from the kid who lived two doors down from him, Lonewacko began to formulate a plan to triumphantly return home. He suddenly heard barking. Drawn to the scent of the vomit on his shirt, a pack of chihuahua's descended on Lonewacko's location. Lonewacko instantly pissed his pants and began to haphazardly shuffle away to safety.

  • Naga Sadow||

    Don't cross the fanfiction, Epi! It could cause the entire Intertubez to go FULL RETARD!!!

  • GILMORE||

    Way to go Balko! Congrats to all.

  • ||

    If J sub D were a Denver Nuggets fan, this morning he would be saying things like, "big f...in deal, the Lakers are going to kill us anyway."

  • ||

    Way to go Randy! You deserve big time props. Weigel, however, deserves a big time kick in the ass.

  • hmm||

    Grats all. I'm clapping on the inside.

  • Morris||

    Was one of the wards the Blatant Propaganda Award?

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    * Best Feature/Commentary piece, magazine: Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch, for "The Libertarian Moment: Despite all leading indicators to the contrary, America is poised to enter a new age of freedom." Up against Fortune and Bloomberg News, among others.

    Haha, this one still makes me laugh.

    Denial, it ain't just a river in Egypt.

  • Lester Hunt||

    Congratulations, though the the "libertarian moment" idea is getting harder and harder to believe.

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    Haha my hometown newspaper has a bigger circulation and I live in bumfuck oklahoma.

  • ||

    If J sub D were a Denver Nuggets fan, this morning he would be saying things like, "big f...in deal, the Lakers are going to kill us anyway."

    And if your uncle had tits he'd be your aunt.

  • ||

    Haha my hometown newspaper has a bigger circulation and I live in bumfuck oklahoma.

    I bet you couldn't wait to tell that to your wife/sister.

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  • ||

    No way! LoneWacko, (sockpuppet?) Tony and Edward "Lefiti" Morris in one thread? Add Juanita and I might pass out from the awesome.*





    *FWIW, not the traditional definition of "awesome".

  • ||

    Yet again, a H&R comment thread elicits far more laughs from me than the "Friday Funny".

    How about instead of Friday Funnies, H&R just posts some classic threads o' the past?

  • ||

    An interesting idea, David. But I still think you need to give some of the Friday Funnies props (this is from someone who doesn't think half of them are funny at all).

  • scientific paultard||

    reason creates a pressure differential that is lower on its side

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