Explanatory Journalism (radio/audio): KQED Central Valley Bureau Chief Sasha Khokha, freelance journalists Grace Rubenstein and Patricia Flynn, The Center for Investigative Reporting’s Bernice Yeung, and the Investigative Reporting Program at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
The award–winning series, which aired on KQED’s statewide news service The California Report, is part of a larger project with FRONTLINE and Univision. It exposed how undocumented women who work in the fields experience sexual abuse and rape by supervisors and others in positions of power.
Arts & Culture (radio/audio): Former KQED staff member and freelance journalist Shuka Kalantari and KQED News Senior Editor Julia McEvoy
The award-winning story portrayed a Cambodian immigrant who creates an entirely new genre of music by weaving together traditional Cambodian singing, psychedelic rock and hip hop.
The 2013 winners will be honored at SPJ NorCal’s 28th annual awards dinner on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at the City Club in San Francisco.
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