Los Alamitos, Calif., 05 June 2018 – The Los Angeles Press Club has selected two IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) articles as finalists in the Southern California Journalism Awards, both framed from research associated with IEEE Annals of the History of Computing (Annals), published by the IEEE-CS.
The 60th Southern California Journalism Awards Contest, the largest and most impressive turnout in the Club’s recent history, calls attention to the work of regional journalists from some of the nation’s biggest media outlets while promoting excellence in new and emerging media. Out of over 1,400 entries received this year, features written by IEEE-CS’s Lori Cameron and Michael Martinez have received two nominations. Cameron is a staff writer and Martinez is the social media and digital content manager.
The following are the two entries selected as 2018 Southern California Journalism Awards finalists:
Science & Technology Reporting Category
- Lori Cameron and Michael Martinez, “The Epic Journey of Women in Computing: Advances, Setbacks, and an Uncertain Future,” highlighting William F. Vogel, “The Spitting Image of a Woman Programmer: Changing Portrayals of Women in the American Computing Industry, 1958-1985,” published in the April/June 2017 issue of Annals.
Minority/Immigration Reporting Category
- Michael Martinez and Lori Cameron, “Untold Stories: Setting the Record Straight on Tech’s Racial History,” highlighting Arvid Nelson, “Race and Computing: The Problem of Sources, the Potential of Prosopography, and the Lesson of Ebony Magazine,” published in the January/February 2017 issue of Annals.
The IEEE Annals of the History of Computing covers the breadth of computer history. Featuring scholarly articles by leading computer scientists and historians, as well as firsthand accounts by computer pioneers, Annals is the primary publication for recording, analyzing, and debating the history of computing. The Annals also serves as a focal point for people interested in uncovering and preserving the records of this exciting field.
Winners will be announced at the 60th Annual Journalism Awards Dinner on Sunday, June 24, in Los Angeles.