An interactive package about the Zoot Suit Riots of 1943 won the May DFMie for the Los Angeles News Group.
Judges explained their choice:
The LA Daily News package remembering the Zoot Suit Riots had be enthralled. The reporting and writing was top-notch and the dissection of the attitudes behind the riots was terrific. To interview a man who remembered the 70-year-old riots provided a special bonus. The interactive map was a real treat for online readers. While the package might not seem to have as much community activism to it as other entries, I would argue that the continued analysis of race relations is a strong benefit to the society as a whole.
Didn’t know about them but the coverage was extensive and I was informed and entertained reading them.