Story by Pasadena Reporter Receives Los Angeles Press Club Awards

Pasadena reporter and Pasadena Media Foundation grant recipient Justin Chapman received two awards from the Los Angeles Press Club in recognition for his Alta Journal article about the death of "Mad" Mike Hughes titled The Daredevil Who Reached for the Stars.

The prestigious annual Southern California Journalism Awards were announced October 16th.

Chapman's second place award was in the Hard News (one day's coverage of a hard news story) category and third place in the Obituary / In Appreciation (politics / business / arts personalities) category.

Congratulations, Justin!

Coverage: Pasadena Now Reporter Justin Chapman Wins Two LA Press Club Journalism Awards & Alta Journal Takes Home Five First-Place Honors, 18 Total at SoCal Journalism Awards

Pasadena Media Foundation Grant Awarded to Reporter Justin Chapman

The Pasadena Media Foundation has awarded a grant to reporter Justin Chapman to purchase transcription software used in the production of local news coverage. Chapman reports for a variety of media outlets including Pasadena Now, LAist, Well Read and NewsRap Local.

"It's such a time saver. I can't believe I did journalism for 17 years without it. Thanks so much," said Chapman.

Justin Chapman (left) interviews former Pasadena Mayor and current mayoral advisor Rick Cole on NewsRap Local
Justin Chapman (left) interviews former Pasadena Mayor and current mayoral advisor Rick Cole on NewsRap Local

From left to right: James Farr, Bryce McClain, Noah Griffen and Pasadena councilman Tyrone Hampton

John Muir Scholar Noah Griffen Awarded $7500 Scholarship from Filmmakers

June 7, 2021 - Last Thursday, in front of an intimate group of community members, John Muir graduate Noah Griffin accepted the $7500 inaugural Anthony McClain Social Justice Scholarship. Griffin will attend Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in the Fall.

Funding for the scholarship came from the proceeds and donations from the documentary film “Thorns on the Rose: Black Abuse, Corruption & the Pasadena Police.”

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The Conversation Live and Pasadena Black Pages Awarded Pasadena Media Foundation Grants

James Farr's The Conversation Live topical news interview program (photo above) on The Arroyo Channel and the Pasadena Black Pages news service were recently awarded grants by the Pasadena Media Foundation to support continued distribution of high-quality local journalism.

Pasadena Now Named First Grant Recipient of New Media Foundation

The Pasadena Media Foundation’s mission is ‘to promote high-quality local journalism within the community.’