Reason Is a Finalist in 9 Categories at the Southern California Journalism Awards
The Los Angeles Press Club has announced the finalists for the 65th annual Southern California Journalism Awards, recognizing the best content published in or about Southern California during 2022. The press club received over 2,300 entries this year. Reason, published by the Los Angeles–based Reason Foundation, is a finalist in nine categories.
Senior Producer Zach Weissmueller is a finalist in the medical/health reporting category for his video on California’s efforts to control what doctors tell their patients about COVID-19:
Senior Editor Elizabeth Nolan Brown is a finalist in the national political/government reporting category for “The New Campaign for a Sex-Free Internet,” from the May 2022 Reason, in which she reports that
it’s a financially precarious, and perhaps even dangerous, time to be in the business of online porn. And one of the biggest reasons why is that a constellation of activist groups, rooted in deeply conservative opposition to virtually any depiction of sexuality in the public sphere, have put considerable pressure on the middlemen who keep online porn in business. In some cases, that pressure has led to the creation of onerous new laws; in others, it has been aided by support from powerful figures in business and government. These groups have repeatedly sought to conflate the existence of consensual commercial sex and porn production with the prospect of forced sexual exploitation, often with lurid statistics about exploited minors that don’t stand up to scrutiny.
Editor in Chief Katherine Mangu-Ward is a finalist for magazine columnist for three pieces: “Why Can’t We Build A
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