Truthdig is a finalist for six Los Angeles Press Club awards, with special recognition for the site as a whole, the Ear to the Ground blog, Robert Scheer, Chris Hedges, Richard Schickel and Mr. Fish. Congratulations to the writers, editors and staff who made it happen. And thanks to the Press Club for the honor.

The award categories along with the other finalists are below. Congratulations to all of them, as well.

A5. ONLINE JOURNALIST * Michael Collins and Denise Anne Duffield, * Chris Hedges, Truthdig * Robert David Jaffee, Huffington Post * Michael Martinez, * Simone Wilson, L.A. Weekly

D5. EDITORIAL CARTOON * Lalo Alvaraz, L.A. Times, “Occupy: Economic Politics” * Dwayne Booth, Truthdig, “The Survivor,” et al * Doug Davis, Los Angeles Downtown News, “Two ‘Urban Scrawl’ Cartoons” * Steve Greenberg, L.A. Observed, “Cartoons on Income Disparity” * Jose Tobar, LA Collegian, “Students Raise Your Voices, Your Governor is Listening”

H6. POLITICAL COLUMN/COMMENTARY * Tracy Bloom,, “Top 5 Rick Perry Gaffes” * Tina Dupuy, Crooks & Liars Blog, “Confessions of a Child Janitor” * Jon Perr, Crooks & Liars Blog, “You Know Mitt Romney Is Out of Touch” * Virginia Postrel, Bloomberg News, “Political Commentary Pieces” * Robert Scheer, Truthdig, “Obama’s Fatal Addiction,” et al

H10. ENTERTAINMENT COMMENTARY/REVIEWS * Nikki Finke, Deadline Hollywood, “Hollywood Worries About Weak Box Office” * Tim Molloy, The Wrap, “X Factor: Great if You Like Watching Desperate People Play the Lottery” * Virginia Postrel, Bloomberg View, “Virginia Postrel – Entertainment Commentary” * Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, “Film Reviews by Peter Rainer” * Richard Schickel, Truthdig, “Richard Schickel’s Film Reviews”

H12. WEBLOG, GROUP * Celeste Fremon, Witness LA, “Witness LA” * Reason Staff, Reason Magazine “Hit & Run” * Truthdig Staff, Truthdig, “Ear to the Ground” * Amy Scattergood, L.A. Weekly, “Squid Ink”

H13. WEBSITE, NEWS ORGANIZATION, EXCLUSIVE TO THE INTERNET * Michael Collins & Denise Anne Duffield, * Nikki Finke, * Zuade Kaufman & Robert Scheer, * Eric Longabardi, The News * William Macfadyen, Michelle Nelson, Lara Cooper, Giana Magnoli, Alex Kacik,

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