Excellence in Opinion/Editorial

Judge Vikki Porter, Director of the Western Knight Center, at the USC Annenberg School and former editor of The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, CA, observed Lokeman’s work “brings sassiness, thoughtfulness and solid arguments to topics many have tried and failed to drive home. She has the factual foundation and builds a piece with a tone – and without ridicule or shrillness – that makes one pay attention.”

Honorable mentions in this category were also made to:

  • Steve Sanders, “A Right to Ask About Sexuality,” Indianapolis Star.
  • Del Stone Jr., “When Does Free Speech End,” Design Journal.
  • Michael Alvear, “A Family Dilemma: To Scout or Not to Scout,” Newsweek.