ScheerPost is a finalist for 8 SoCal Journalism Awards, including Best News Website –

The site is honored to announce that our editor, columnist, cartoonist and entire editorial team are finalists for multiple Southern California journalism awards.

The Los Angeles Press Club released the list of finalists for the 64th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards Monday, and the staff at ScheerPost are thrilled to announce that it’s up for eight awards. The list honors the work of ScheerPost editor Robert Scheer, columnist Chris Hedges, cartoonist Mr. Fish and website editorial staff including Victoria Valenzuela, Diego Ramos and Natasha Hakimi Zapata.

ScheerPost, which debuted in 2020 at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, is nominated in the Best Internet-Exclusive News Agency category. Chris Hedges is nominated for Best Online Columnist for his must-read weekly columns, which you can read here.

The ScheerPost editor is a finalist for Audio Journalist of the Year for his Podcast hosted by KCRW “Scheer Intelligence”. Three episodes of the award-winning podcast, produced by executive producer Joshua Scheer, were also nominated in several radio show categories, including personality interviews and public affairs. The honored episodes are Scheer’s interviews with activist Prof. Melina Abdullah “Black Lives Matter: ‘When We Fight, We Win'” in which the two discuss the incredible rise of BLM, “MLK/FBI” director Sam Pollard “The FBI’s Crusade Against MLK was darker than you might expect think so,” and researcher Tony Platt on how “California’s grim genocidal past implicates the University of California.”

Mr. Fish was nominated for his editorial cartoon, “Happy Indigenous Peoples Day from those who made it possible,” which you can see in full below.

Natasha Hakimi Zapata is nominated in the Foreign Correspondent category for her article Nation “COVID-19 is a boon for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s budsabout the many ways British Conservative officials and their connections profited financially from the mass death event.

The winners of this year’s Southern California Journalism Awards will be announced at a gala on June 25 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel.