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DOWNEY – Downey Patriot editor Eric Pierce was awarded second place for Best Writing in a statewide journalism contest sponsored by the California Newspaper Publishers Association.
Pierce won for his September 2012 story titled “Bob Feliciano Brings Suicide Out of its Shadows,” which chronicled the work of Downey resident Bob Feliciano who began advocating for suicide awareness among college students after the death of his son.
The story won in its category for California newspapers with weekly circulation of 11,001 to 25,000.
First place went to a story in the North Coast Journal (Humboldt County).
Published: June 13, 2013 – Volume 12 – Issue 09