Weekly wins Press Club awards
Pasadena Weekly City Reporter André Coleman and contributing writer Amy Tenowich were recognized by the Los Angeles Press Club on Saturday for outstanding efforts in journalism in 2007.
Coleman received a 2nd place Press Club award for hard news coverage among daily and weekly papers with a circulation fewer than 100,000 for his exclusive Jan. 18 story “Tale of the Videotape,” which chronicled the arrest of then-veteran (now former) LAPD officer Irsie Henry over an ongoing dispute with mixed race couples in his Altadena neighborhood.
Coleman was also nominated in that category — a field of five that included the Long Beach Press-Telegram and LA Daily Journal — for coverage following the arrest of former Pasadena Unified School District volunteer John Laurence Whitaker on murder charges.
Tenowich received a 2nd place award in the entertainment feature category for “Salsa without Borders,” an Oct. 25 opus about the culture surrounding the popular dance form. Her story was nominated along with work published in the LA Daily Journal, the LA Business Journal, the OC Weekly and PW sister paper Los Angeles CityBeat— specifically, a profile of Jeff Bridges by veteran writer Erik Himmelsbach.
PW contributor Michael Collins won first place in the news feature category for a story on soil contamination that appeared in sister paper the Ventura County Reporter, honorable mention for investigative reporting in LA CityBeat and, along with Denise Ann Duffield, was recognized as Online Journalist of the Year for work at www.enviroreporter.com.