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April 12, 1990
The University of Southern California School of Journalism will present the 1990 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting today in West Los Angeles. A reporter from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and a team of 10 reporters from the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader will each be awarded $25,000 during a ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel. The Ring Award is the largest monetary journalism award given in the United States, according to university officials.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2011 | By Kim Christensen, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Times' exposé of exorbitant official salaries and other wrongdoing in the working-class city of Bell has won the Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Led by staff writers Ruben Vives and Jeff Gottlieb, The Times' "Breach of Faith" series is in "the finest tradition of shoe-leather investigative reporting," the contest judges said. The newspaper's coverage, which involved more than two dozen reporters and editors, led to criminal charges against eight current and former officials and the return of millions of dollars in illegal taxes to Bell residents and other legislative efforts aimed at reform.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2011 | By Kim Christensen, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Times' exposé of exorbitant official salaries and other wrongdoing in the working-class city of Bell has won the Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Led by staff writers Ruben Vives and Jeff Gottlieb, The Times' "Breach of Faith" series is in "the finest tradition of shoe-leather investigative reporting," the contest judges said. The newspaper's coverage, which involved more than two dozen reporters and editors, led to criminal charges against eight current and former officials and the return of millions of dollars in illegal taxes to Bell residents and other legislative efforts aimed at reform.
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May 9, 2010 | By Ellen Olivier, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Granted, upper-level donors to "Incognito" had a special preview night and a short head start. But the playing field was otherwise level at the May 1 anonymous art sale at the Santa Monica Museum of Art. Within minutes of the opening, more than 800 people streamed into the museum to scrutinize the 600-plus artworks. Donated by emerging and established artists ( Yoko Ono, Larry Bell, Nancy Rubins and Ed Moses among them), each piece cost $300, measured 8 by 10 inches and concealed its signature until after purchase.
NEWS
March 7, 1991
Candy J. Cooper, a general assignment reporter for the San Francisco Examiner, on Wednesday was named recipient of the 1991 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting. Cooper will receive $25,000 for an investigative series last September that showed how the rapes of poor women with previous drug or criminal records had gone uninvestigated in the city of Oakland.
IMAGE
May 9, 2010 | By Ellen Olivier, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Granted, upper-level donors to "Incognito" had a special preview night and a short head start. But the playing field was otherwise level at the May 1 anonymous art sale at the Santa Monica Museum of Art. Within minutes of the opening, more than 800 people streamed into the museum to scrutinize the 600-plus artworks. Donated by emerging and established artists ( Yoko Ono, Larry Bell, Nancy Rubins and Ed Moses among them), each piece cost $300, measured 8 by 10 inches and concealed its signature until after purchase.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1993
A foreign correspondent for Newsday, a Times Mirror Co. newspaper based in Long Island, N.Y., was named Thursday by the USC School of Journalism as winner of the 1993 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting. Roy Gutman, whose dispatches from Bosnia were the first to convincingly document the widespread human rights abuses perpetrated under the Serbian policy of "ethnic cleansing," was cited for producing "a story that affected the morality of the entire world."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2009 | Andrew Blankstein
Doug Ring, a prominent Los Angeles developer and attorney, was found dead Thursday at his home in Brentwood, authorities said. Ring, 65, was a familiar face in local government, serving on various L.A. city committees over the last two decades. He also was a noted philanthropist, serving as executive director of USC's Selden Ring Award, a prestigious investigative journalism award. It was named after his father, a well-known L.A. developer. Ring was married to former L.A. City Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2010
T. Christian Miller, a reporter for the nonprofit newsroom ProPublica, has won the $35,000 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting for a collaboration with the Los Angeles Times that called attention to the plight of civilian workers injured in Iraq. The articles, which Miller began reporting as a Times staff writer, focused on workers hired by Pentagon contractors to drive fuel trucks, cook, translate and perform other support services. More than 1,700 civilian workers have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan and more than 37,000 injured.
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June 19, 1994 | THE SOCIAL CLIMES STAFF
"It's the art of eating," Lambert Monet said of his first shot at restaurant design, the interior of the new Eclipse (formerly Morton's) to open June 29. We had a brief conversation with the great-grandson of Impressionist painter Claude Monet. We must add that Lambert Monet would prefer us not to talk about his famous relative at all: "I hate it. It's so stupid, you build up a life and you want to be your own person."
NEWS
March 7, 1991
Candy J. Cooper, a general assignment reporter for the San Francisco Examiner, on Wednesday was named recipient of the 1991 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting. Cooper will receive $25,000 for an investigative series last September that showed how the rapes of poor women with previous drug or criminal records had gone uninvestigated in the city of Oakland.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1990
The University of Southern California School of Journalism will present the 1990 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting today in West Los Angeles. A reporter from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and a team of 10 reporters from the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader will each be awarded $25,000 during a ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel. The Ring Award is the largest monetary journalism award given in the United States, according to university officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2011 | By Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Times' uncovering of exorbitant salaries and financial irregularities in the small working-class city of Bell has been awarded Investigative Reporters and Editors' top honor. The nonprofit group awarded the IRE Medal for the newspaper's coverage, which involved more than a dozen reporters and editors and resulted in criminal charges against city officials and millions of dollars refunded to taxpayers. "At a time when many news organizations are pulling back and reducing coverage of outlying cities, the Los Angeles Times uncovered a story of incredible greed in one of the state's poorest towns, Bell," the award's judges said, noting that the stories' impact has been "far-flung.
NEWS
March 16, 2001
Times staff writer Virginia Ellis has won the 2000 George Polk Award for political reporting, in recognition of her stories exposing misconduct by former California Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush. As a result of her stories, Quackenbush, facing imminent impeachment, left office in July. It was the third consecutive year that a Times staff writer has won a Polk award, one of journalism's most prestigious.
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