LOS ANGELES — Three members of the staff who produce the Daily Pilot, Huntington Beach Independent and Coastline Pilot won Los Angeles Times Editorial Awards banquet Thursday night.
Times Community News (TCN) South employees Mona Shadia, Barry Faulkner and Joanna Clay received recognition at the annual internal competition that recognizes the best work produced by the Los Angeles Times as well as its community and Spanish-language divisions.
Shadia received the top prize for TCN South, the editor's award for her series of columns on the Muslim-American experience in Orange County. Shadia, a news reporter for the Independent, writes the weekly "Unveiled: A Muslim Girl in O.C." column, which aims to dispel stereotypes about Arab Americans and create understanding with other cultures.