inewsource wins big at Press Club Awards
(left to right) inewsource reporters Brad Racino, Leo Castaneda and Joe Yerardi at the San Diego Press Club Awards.

inewsource wins big at Press Club Awards

Tuesday night was the annual San Diego Press Club Awards ceremony, and inewsource won big again this year with nine awards in the “Integrated Media” category, including Best in Show.

Reporters Brad Racino and Joe Yerardi were awarded that top prize for their web and radio story, “How to Uncover a Scandal from your Couch,” which also took first place for Public Service/Consumer Advocacy.

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Joe swept the Political/Government category with first, second and third place awards for his coverage of campaign donations, including the County Supervisors’ race and the 52nd Congressional.

The Press Club awarded Brad first place in the “Series” category for his ongoing investigation into the North County Transit District, and Joe took second in that same category for his 2013 Follow the Money stories.

Brad also took first place in the Science/Technology category for his story on MTS surveillance systems, and was awarded second place for investigative reporting (behind KPBS’ Filner coverage) for his story on Supervisor Bill Horn’s questionable charity.

Leo Castaneda, who has been full time with inewsource since shortly after his graduation from SDSU in May, and Madison Hopkins, who is an SDSU senior and inewsource intern, were also winners — taking third place in the “College Print: Investigative” category for their Daily Aztec story on substance abuse at San Diego State University.

All in all — it was a good night. The list below provides links to each winning story.

Best Integrated Media Entry
Brad Racino, Joe Yerardi
“How to Uncover a Scandal from your Couch”

Integrated Media: Public Service/Consumer Advocacy
First Place
Brad Racino, Joe Yerardi
“How to Uncover a Scandal from your Couch”

Integrated Media: Series
First Place
Brad Racino
Money, Power and Transit

Second Place
Joe Yerardi
Follow the Money: San Diego Mayoral Special Election 2013

Integrated Media: Political/Government
First Place
Joe Yerardi
Developer money follows circuitous route to San Diego county supervisor’s race

Second Place
Joe Yerardi
San Diego County’s system for tracking campaign donations called outdated

Third Place
Joe Yerardi
Donations in Peters, DeMaio congressional race all over the map

Integrated Media: Science/Technology

First Place
Brad Racino, Joe Yerardi, Nic McVicker
MTS buses, trolleys and stations tapped by an $18 million surveillance network

Integrated Media: Investigative Reporting
Second Place
Brad Racino
Bill Horn’s Basic Faith

College Print: Investigative
Leonardo Castaneda, Madison Hopkins
Mixed signals on substance abuse at San Diego State (The Daily Aztec)

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About Lorie Hearn:

Lorie Hearn is the founder and executive director of inewsource.
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