Pitzer College Alumnus Wins USC's 2011 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting

Claremont, Calif. (March 28, 2011) — Pitzer College alumnus and Los Angeles Times reporter Jeff Gottlieb '75 was awarded the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication's 2011 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting. Gottlieb shares this award with fellow journalist and collaborator Ruben Vives for their reporting of the city of Bell scandal.

Their investigative reporting resulted in criminal indictments of the city's top officials, local governmental reforms and an examination of salaries of local government officials in cities across California and the nation.

The $35,000 annual award, which has been presented for the past 22 years by the School of Journalism at USC Annenberg, honors the year's outstanding work in investigative journalism that led to direct results.

Gottlieb, who majored in sociology while at Pitzer College, has worked for the Los Angeles Times for the past 13 years. He previously served as writer or editor at the Herald Examiner, Riverside Press Enterprise, San Jose Mercury News and Sports Illustrated.

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