Encinitas Advocate writers win 20 journalism awards


Reporters who contribute to the Encinitas Advocate and its sister newspapers, the Rancho Santa Fe Review, Solana Beach Sun, Del Mar Times and Carmel Valley News, recently took home 20 awards at the San Diego Press Club’s 41st annual Excellence in Journalism Awards ceremony.

The Encinitas Advocate won three awards, despite the paper launching only two weeks before the club’s deadline for entries. Jared Whitlock, the associate editor, netted a first-place in the non-daily newspapers environment category for his article, “New ideas at Leichtag Foundation property bearing fruit.”

Whitlock also received a third-place award in this category for “Easing backyard bee and farm restrictions all the buzz.” He won third place in the non-daily newspapers general news category with “Watching the tracks.”

The reporters who write for the Encinitas Advocate and its sister publications have received numerous local, state and national journalism awards over the years. The Encinitas Advocate’s sister publications have also won three first-place national “General Excellence” awards.