By Truthdig Staff
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On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Press Club released its list of finalists for the 61st Annual SoCal Journalism Awards, a contest that received more than 1,700 entries. Truthdig earned nine nominations, including for best blog (Ear to the Ground) and best news organization exclusive to the Internet.
“This year, more journalists entered the SoCal contest than ever before, breaking old records and setting new, higher standards!” read a message on the Los Angeles Press Club website.
Other Truthdig nominees include Chris Hedges for his searing meditation on modern capitalism, “The ‘Gig Economy’ Is the New Term for Serfdom” and economic and banking expert Ellen Brown for her column “Banks Are Becoming Obsolete in China—Could the U.S. Be Next?” Eunice Wong, editor of Truthdig’s book review section, landed a nomination for her own review of “The Woo-Woo: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons, and My Crazy Chinese Family,” which was surely one of the more memorable book titles of the year as well.
Truthdig’s Managing Editor Jacob Sugarman figures among the finalists’ lineup for his original reporting in “‘The G-20 Is Death,’ and…