Pitzer College Alumnus Receives American Society of Newspaper Editors Award and George Polk Award

Claremont, Calif. (February 24, 2011) — Pitzer College alumnus and Los Angeles Times reporter Jeff Gottlieb '75 and collaborator Ruben Vives have been honored with several distinguished journalism awards for uncovering and reporting on corruption in the City of Bell. They won a 2010 American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) Distinguished Writing Award for Local Accountability Reporting and a 2010 George Polk Award in Journalism for local reporting.

ASNE is a membership organization for leaders of multimedia news organizations and deans and endowed chairs at accredited journalism schools. ASNE focuses primarily on open government and the First Amendment, journalism education, leadership and diversity. The awards will be presented in April 6-9 during the ASNE convention in San Diego, California.

The George Polk Awards have been administered by Long Island University since 1949. A committee of jurors made up of University faculty members and alumni select the winners from entries submitted by journalists and news organizations as well as nominations made by a panel of journalists, editors and past recipients. The 2010 winners will receive their awards on April 7 during the George Polk Awards Luncheon at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York.

Gottlieb recently received the first ever Public Service Award from the Los Angeles Press Club, an honor he also shares with Vives.

Jeff Gottlieb majored in sociology at Pitzer College.

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