Patriot wins journalism awards

DOWNEY – A photograph of a late Downey resident and Pearl Harbor survivor won second place in the “Artistic Photo” category at the California Newspaper Publisher Association’s statewide journalism contest. Winners were announced Saturday at the CNPA’s annual convention and awards ceremony.

The photograph of Samuel Herd was taken for the Downey Patriot by freelance photographer Martin Trejo.

Herd was a cook with the California Army National Guard stationed at Pearl Harbor when the naval base was attacked by Japanese war planes in 1941. He told his story to the Patriot before passing away last year.

Downey Patriot editor Eric Pierce’s story on restoration efforts at the Rives Mansion won honorable mention for best writing.




Published: May 8, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 04