March 31, 2011
The Word is IT at The Genesis Print Awards Ceremony
In our multi-media information age, the annual Genesis Awards continues to recognize the power and influence of the printed word by honoring newspapers and publications responsible for exploring animal protection issues with the type of extensive and detailed reporting that remains the special domain of the print media.
For this reason, The 25th Anniversary Genesis Awards paid tribute to the journalists whose works elevated animal issues in 2010 at a special Outstanding Written Word awards ceremony on Friday, March 18 at CAA’s spectacular Los Angeles headquarters. From a distinguished group of nominees, which included Time, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Los Angeles Times, Conde Naste Traveler, the UK’s Sunday Times, and Daily Express, the winners were announced in the following categories:
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE The Kingpin by Bryan Christy
For an alarming profile of a notorious trafficker in endangered Asian wildlife.
Series of Newspaper Articles
ISTHMUS Multiple articles by Bill Lueders
For keeping the spotlight trained on one of the nation’s largest animal research facilities.
LOS ANGELES TIMES Where Captives Put on a Show by Steve Lopez
For questioning the ethics and educational value of training large marine mammals to perform for public entertainment.
Brigitte Bardot International Print
DAILY MAIL Multiple articles by Dr. Danny Penman
For fearlessly propelling Spain’s deplorable “blood fiestas,” the cruel slaughter practices of a so-called “humane” farm, and the deceptive sale of halal meat into the public eye.
William Wilberforce Award
CHRISTIANITY TODAY A Feast Fit for the King: Returning the Growing Fields and Kitchen Table to God by Leslie Leyland Fields
For an insightful examination of the way animals are raised for food and why these concerns are relevant to the Christian community.