SCNG honored with 68 California Journalism Awards – San Bernardino Sun

Southern California News Group publications earned 68 honors in the 2021 California Journalism Awards, which were announced recently.

SCNG finished first in 11 categories and had 42 top-three awards in the contest, a significant increase over the past year. The awards recognized journalists throughout the state for work published in 2021.

“We are honored to be recognized by the California News Publishers Association,” said Frank Pine, executive editor of SCNG. “We at SCNG are committed to serving our readers, and I am very proud of the great journalism our team produces every day and of the hard-working and determined reporters, photographers, designers, producers and editors who make it all happen. Our heartfelt thanks to CNPA for these honors.”

Photographer Sarah Reingewirtz took first place for her photo essay that covered pregnancy in the pandemic. She and reporter Olga Grigoryants produced a series of stories and photos on the topic that received a second-place award in in-depth reporting and fifth-place recognition in coverage of the pandemic. Reingewirtz added a second-place finish for a news photo from protests about the 2020 presidential election.

Here are SCNG’s other first-place honorees: Keith Birmingham (sports action photo); Tyler Evains, Michael Hixon, Lisa Jacobs and Paul Kryczko (special section); Jason Henry (investigative reporting); Jennifer Iyer (land-use reporting); Riverside Press-Enterprise staff (coverage of business news); Mark Rightmire (artistic photo); Javier Rojas (profile story); Harry Saltzgaver (editorial comment); Daniella Segura (artistic photo); and Brooke Staggs (coverage of the Newsom recall election).

The SCNG premium magazine staff finished second for its special section, “Illuminate: The Brave New World of Back to School.”

And in the general excellence category, The Orange County Register and the Grunion Gazette took third place in their respective circulation/publication levels.

Click here for the full awards in the contest’s print division.

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