Chronicle wins state, local awards

| June 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

Larchmont Chronicle staff writer Helene Seifer and this newspaper have won state and local awards for the first (2021) portion of her series that began in Feb. 2021 with “Neighborhood regular sparks chats and compassion (‘Giorgio’).”

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, 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.

The Press Club’s winners in each category were announced at the 64th annual Journalism Awards dinner on June 25 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel.

“For years, I and many readers wondered about this one homeless man inhabiting the area for so long,” Larchmont Chronicle editor and publisher John Welborne said.

Welborne assigned Seifer to reach out to get to know Giorgio and his story. The result was two articles in 2021 and three more this year, including Part Five in the series, which begins on Page One of this issue.

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