Escondido, CA

TA writers wins seven Press Club awards

The publishing company that produces the Times-Advocate, Roadrunner Publications, won a total of seven awards at the recent 45th annual Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards in San Diego.

Most of the articles were entered by David Ross, editor of the Escondido Times-Advocate for The Valley Roadrunner, although in most cases the articles also ran in The Times-Advocate.

In addition, Times-Advocate columnist Charles Carr won a second place in Non-daily newspapers, column-serious subject, for his “Southpaw, A Leftie Living Among the Righties.” 

The awards included what Ross referred to as a “trifecta,” the first, second and third prizes in Political/Government writing in Non-daily newspapers. The first prize was for “Candidate Jim Desmond wants more housing, more attention to infrastructure.” Second prize was for “Shamus Sayed wants to bring a pro-business perspective to Congress.” The third place was for “San Luis Rey Water Settlement: tribes, cities are now joined at the hip.”

The other first prize was for humor, for The Roadrunner’s annual April Fool prank, which was entitled “New VC development will go before Board of Supervisors next week.”

Ross also won a second place for Editorials, Non-Daily newspapers, for his editorial, “County readies to disrespect the voters big time.” His other third place was for Non-daily essay, commentary/opinion for “Feeling schizophrenic about Trump.”

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