L.A. Weekly Reporter Wins Top Press Club Award For Investigative Article on Billboards


Christine Pelisek (right), with friend Deb Vankin at Press Club Awards

Congratulations to Christine Pelisek, whose L.A. Weekly article, “Billboards Gone Wild,” won this year’s L.A. Press Club Award for best hard news story in newspapers of more than 100,000 circulation.  This article that focused on the woeful job the city has done controlling illegal billboards brought the issue to widespread public attention for the first time, and helped spur the city to start a billboard inventory, adopt a billboard moratorium, and rewrite the sign code to make it legally defensible.

L.A. Press Club Awards

L.A. Weekly:  Billboards Gone Wild

Dennis Hathaway

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