My work on website design and digital storytelling contributed to Voice of OC being honored as one of the best news websites in the state.

The California Journalism Awards gave Voice of OC a third place in general excellence award in the contest.

Judges noted: “This scrappy nonprofit website punches well above its weight. It has done exemplary work covering the pandemic in Orange County, particularly its impact in disadvantaged communities even as elected officials were proclaiming “all is well.” The site is well designed and easy to navigate, and the uncluttered content templates load quickly.”

This is the third year in which Voice of OC, a digital outlet, was included in the California News Publishers Association awards contest, originally created for traditional newspapers.