Encinitas Advocate writers win more journalism awards


Reporters and photographers who write and take photos for the Encinitas Advocate, and its sister newspapers, the Del Mar Times, Solana Beach Sun, Rancho Santa Fe Review and Carmel Valley News, recently took home 11 awards — including five first place awards — at the Society of Professional Journalists San Diego Area Journalism Competition Awards Banquet, held July 29 at the Bali Hai Restaurant on Shelter Island.

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

This newspaper’s sister publications have received numerous local, 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.