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The Times Earns Multiple Honors in the SABEW Competition

The Times took first place in the general excellence category for reporting that focuses on local and regional readers.
The Times took first place in the general excellence – large division category for reporting that focuses on local and regional readers. Among the stories mentioned by the judges was a report on what was missing from shelves in supermarkets and grocery stories across the region.
(Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times)

The Los Angeles Times has earned five awards and one honorable mention in the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) competition. The awards, which celebrate the best in business and financial journalism, were announced at a virtual awards ceremony on May 11 during SABEW’s spring conference.

The Times staff scored a win in the general excellence – large division category. “In a highly competitive news year, the Los Angeles Times produced an extraordinary mix of reporting of particular interest to its local and regional readers,” the competition’s judges noted. They lauded The Times for a number of hard-hitting articles, including “tightly focused spot-news reporting at the start of the pandemic,” a breaking news report that Tesla was operating its factory at full swing despite a Bay Area coronavirus lockdown and an article in which The Times sent 29 reporters to grocery stores and supermarkets all over its region in the same three-hour period to tell readers what was missing from neighborhood shelves amid panic buying.

Below is a list of The Times’ honorees by category.

General Excellence – Large division
Winner: Los Angeles Times Staff

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Commentary/Opinion, Large division
Winner: Michael Hiltzik, “When workers lose out”
Honorable Mention: David Lazarus, “Medicare for all”

Explanatory – Large division
Winner: Geoffrey Mohan, Ryan Menezes, “Overwarned, underinformed”

Technology – Large division
Winner: Johana Bhuiyan, Sam Dean, Suhauna Hussain, “Harsh realities for gig workers in perilous times”

Travel/Transportation – Large division
Winner: Kiera Feldman, “Fumed Out”

View the complete list of competition winners at sabew.org.


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