24 reasons to support the Long Beach Post

The Long Beach Post received exciting news yesterday—our newsroom has 24 finalist nominations in the digital publications contest of the 2018 California Journalism Awards.

That’s more nominations than any other newsroom, of any size, anywhere in the state. It’s the kind of success that comes from the support of thousands of readers who are financially contributing to the robust local news produced by the journalists of the Long Beach Post.

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The California Journalism Awards, managed by the California News Publishers Association, promote excellence in journalism and recognize outstanding work to inform and enlighten readers across the state.

For 2018, a total of 3,105 entries were received, with 196 finalists selected in the digital contest.

  • The entire Post newsroom is a finalist for public service journalism for the Safe Streets investigative series on the socioeconomic disparities Long Beach children often face in getting to and from school each day. The informational graphics created for the series by Operations Director Dennis Dean were also nominated as a finalist, as well as two of the individual stories for the project.
  • Columnist and Opinion Editor Tim Grobaty is among five statewide finalists for best column writing.
  • Addison and reporter Asia Morris are finalists for best overall writing.

Winners won’t be announced until May 4, but we’re celebrating today, because these finalist nominations are validation that our readers believe in local news and having a strong newsroom full of talented journalists covering our community.

We do our work without paywalls, without subscriptions, without limits on the number of free articles you can read each month.

But we do rely on your help: you can support the trustworthy, reliable journalism of the Long Beach Post today.

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Hyperlocal news is an essential force in our democracy, but it costs money to keep an organization like this one alive, and we can’t rely on advertiser support alone. That’s why we’re asking readers like you to support our independent, fact-based journalism. We know you like it—that’s why you’re here. Help us keep hyperlocal news alive in Long Beach.

David Sommers is publisher of the Long Beach Post. As the publication’s top leader, he is responsible for everything from editorial and advertising to technical and corporate operations. On any given day, you can find him meeting with advertisers, schmoozing with city leaders and poring over tough news decisions. He’s also responsible for fixing the copy machine, setting up officer furniture and keeping the newsroom well-stocked with paper towels and coffee pods.