Dear friends of inewsource,

Earlier this month, we shared the good news that inewsource had been recognized with a national award for its reporting on the North County Transit District.

This week, we learned the inewsource won three Edward R. Murrow awards for its work on Mello-Roos taxes and on covering Nathan Fletcher, the former assemblyman who ran for mayor of San Diego last year.

These awards are meaningful on many levels, and tell us that the quality of our investigative work stands out among our colleagues. It’s humbling to earn an award named after one of my heroes.

The Radio Television Digital News Association has been giving these awards since 1971, and it’s a happy day to earn a place on that roster.

The RTDNA recognized inewsource in the region that includes California, Hawaii and Nevada as a small online news association. We now advance to the national competition. The award ceremony is in New York in October.

You can review the inewsource stories that won the RTDNA awards at these links:

Councilman wants audit of Mello-Roos taxes

Poway School district and Mello-Roos surplus

The Truth About Nathan Fletcher

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–Lorie Hearn, Executive Director
loriehearn@inewsource.org

Lorie Hearn is the chief executive officer and editor of inewsource. She is a lifelong news-aholic who started her reporting career writing her Girl Scout newsletter at age 12. High school and college were filled with school newspaper work, and after graduation, she worked as a reporter for newspapers...

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