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Voice wins in statewide journalism competition

Original post made on May 9, 2015

The Mountain View Voice was honored at a statewide journalism competition on Saturday, winning first place for the best news photo. At the Better Newspaper Contest, the ==I Voice== took also took home two second-place awards for education coverage and feature photo.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, May 9, 2015, 5:36 PM

Comments (11)

Posted by Reader
a resident of another community
on May 9, 2015 at 6:44 pm

Congratulations to all the Embarcadero Media staffers for their tireless efforts!

Posted by Ellen Wheeler
a resident of Blossom Valley
on May 9, 2015 at 9:13 pm

Congratulations to the MV Voice for these presigious awards. And congratulations to our education reporter, Kevin Forestieri, for his 2nd place win in the education category. It's no wonder that this photo of Elena touched so many hearts. It's a heart-breaking story. Thank you to photographer Michelle Le for capturing this poignant moment. I'm glad she was recognized by her peers for this photo.

Posted by Christopher Chiang
a resident of North Bayshore
on May 10, 2015 at 7:00 am

Michelle Le is powerful photographer, and her subject here is equally powerful. Elena Pacheco has fought for our city's at-risk children and families for decades, all the while, her own situation in MV was increasingly at risk.

Ms. Pacheco is hero in our city.

Posted by Mary
a resident of Waverly Park
on May 11, 2015 at 2:40 pm

Congratulations Mountain View Voice!!!
I have admired Michelle Le's photos for years. The winners are very moving photographs and I am glad she is getting the recognition she deserves. I hope Mr. DeBolt hears about this on the trail.

Posted by Lori T.
a resident of another community
on May 11, 2015 at 4:24 pm

Foothill College congratulates the Mountain View Voice, Michelle Le and Kevin Forestieri for their impressive wins at the Better Newspaper Contest. Our communities are enriched by the work you share with us. And, Foothill loves The Voice!

Posted by George
a resident of Rex Manor
on May 11, 2015 at 7:43 pm

Congratulations....and well deserved.

BUT... Please STOP censoring "Comments"..By that I mean, that when there is a real controversery, you don't allow free comments. This inhibits those of us who treasure the privacy that comments allow. Many of us would prefer to remain unknown...If some Comment is obscene or over the top of decent comments, yes, dump it. otherwise, allow us to remain private.

Bye George.

Posted by Doug Pearson
a resident of Blossom Valley
on May 11, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Doug Pearson is a registered user.

Congratulations on your awards.

I recently placed first in my age group in a race despite walking only, and barely exceeding the minimum pace. I was the only one in my age group.

Your "Blue Ribbon finalist ... finishing among the top four newspaper of its size in the state" would be more meaningful if we knew how many newspapers of the Voice's size there were in the competition.

Posted by Scarlet
a resident of Jackson Park
on May 11, 2015 at 10:07 pm

Congrats MV Voice! You are my favorite local paper; I glance at the online news and read the paper edition every Friday evening from cover to cover. Keep up the great work!

Posted by Andrea Gemmet
Mountain View Voice Editor
on May 13, 2015 at 11:16 am

Andrea Gemmet is a registered user.

Thank you! We're grateful to our wonderful community for allowing us to document some of Mountain View's many compelling stories.

Posted by Andrea Gemmet
Mountain View Voice Editor
on May 13, 2015 at 11:19 am

Andrea Gemmet is a registered user.

@George: We only edit or restrict comments when posters violate our terms of use. We're happy to host a broad range of opinions as long as the conversation is respectful and avoids personal attacks.

Posted by Maher
a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on May 13, 2015 at 12:50 pm

Congratulations to Ms. Le... your photos deserve this attention. And to the VOICE too. It's good to know our local newspaper is held in respect by its peers. Keep up the good work. Please be the watchdog our community needs.

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