SAN FRANCISCO, California – Two INQUIRER.net columnists, TV producers, a blogger and reporter among Filipino American journalists who won awards at the New America Media (NAM), 2011/2012 NAM Ethnic Media Awards for Northern California & Central Valley for their exceptional contributions to journalism.
Benjamin Pimentel won first place in the Outstanding Commentary / Editorial Essay (In-Language Publications) Category for his essay “How My Sons Lost Their Tagalog, Sulat Kay James Soriano.” http://globalnation.inquirer.net/11025/how-my-sons-lost-their-tagalog-sulat-kay-james-soriano
This editorial received one of the highest “Recommended” reading at Inquirer.net reaching over 6,900.
Emil Guillermo, also a contributing columnist of INQUIRER.net won first place in the Outstanding Commentary / Editorial Essay (English Publications Category) for his blog for the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund.
Rhony Laigo of Balita Media was Runner-Up under the Outstanding Investigative/In-Depth Story: English-Language Publication.
“Adobo Nation” producers –”Voices of the Filipino/Fil-Am Authors” -The Filipino Channel – Runner-UP for Outstanding Community Reporting-Television; and
Racquel Rendon-Walker – “Sustainable Farming” – “Adobo Nation”, The Filipino Channel; Honorable Mention. Also under the same category.
Lorna Dietz, Chair of NaFFAA Region 8, www.NaFFAAR8.com
was Runner-Up for Outstanding Community Blogger.