Patriot earns journalism awards

DOWNEY – The Downey Patriot took home four awards at the L.A. Press Club’s annual awards banquet held Sunday night at the Biltmore Hotel. Staff writer Christian Brown won third place in the News Feature category for his story “Vulnerable Homeless Residents Discovered in Downey,” which chronicled an effort to count Downey’s homeless population.

Brown won another third place award for his investigative piece titled “PIH Acquisition of Downey Regional Raises Eyebrows in Health Community.”

The article reported that Downey Regional Medical Center management “evidently dismissed more than one eligible acquisition offer from credible health care entities without proper due diligence in order to advance negotiations with PIH Health.”

Graphic designers Cristina Gonzalez and Jonathan Fox won third place in the Design category for their work on “Downey 2013: A Year to Remember,” an end-of-the-year magazine published by the Patriot.

Editor Eric Pierce won second place for his profile on Downey boxer Christopher Picos as he prepared for his first professional fight. The article was titled “Christopher Picos is Ready to Rumble.”



Published: July 3, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 12