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Signal wins four CNPA awards

Posted: April 27, 2013 3:51 p.m.
Updated: April 27, 2013 3:51 p.m.
 

Signal Multimedia took home three awards for reporting and one for its website, including a first-place award for investigative reporting, the California Newspaper Publishers Association announced Saturday.

The awards were part of the association’s annual Better Newspapers Contest.

Signal Senior Staff Writer Jim Holt took home the first-place award for his four-part investigative series on unsolved murders in the Santa Clarita Valley.

This is Holt’s fifth award for investigative reporting since starting at The Signal in 2007. He has received more than 30 journalism awards in newspapers and television, in both the United States and Canada, including an Emmy nomination in 2001 and an award from The Associated Press for investigative reporting in 2009.

“I’m thrilled about this,” Holt said Saturday. “It’s so encouraging to hear from people who understand journalism that you’re doing a good job and you’re on the right track.”

Signal Multimedia also took home second-place awards for sports coverage and best website for www.SignalSCV.com.

Signal Multimedia also won a second-place award for coverage of youth or education for a series on how state budget cuts impact local schools.

“I’m very proud of Jim Holt and our entire editorial staff for their accomplishments over the past year,” said Signal Executive Editor Jason Schaff. “Our editorial team of talented journalists does a great job every day of the year delivering a comprehensive local report for the Santa Clarita Valley both in print and online.

“They are among the finest in the state as these awards show.”

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