Encinitas Advocate writers win 10 journalism awards


Reporters and freelance writers for the Encinitas Advocate and its sister newspapers, the Del Mar Times, Solana Beach Sun, Rancho Santa Fe Review and Carmel Valley News, took home 10 awards at the San Diego Press Club’s annual Excellence in Journalism Awards event, held Oct. 27.

Award winners in a variety of non-daily categories included Marsha Sutton (first-place and second-place awards); Jared Whitlock (first-place award); Karen Billing (two second-place awards); Kristina Houck (third-place award); Joe Tash (third-place award); Diane Welch (second-place award); and Jeanne McKinney (second- and third-place awards).

This newspaper has received numerous local awards since it launched June 2014. Its sister publications have received state and national journalism awards over the years, including two recent first-place state “Lifestyles” coverage awards and three first-place national “General Excellence” awards.