Bar Journal wins coveted Maggie

California Bar Journal has won a 1996 Maggie Award for excellence in the category of best signed editorial or essay in a trade publication. The Bar Journal was singled out for a July 1995 editorial, TV or not TV? That is the question . . ., written by Peter Kaye.

The editorial defended the presence of television cameras in the courtroom, calling criticisms of electronic courtroom coverage "a classic case of blaming the messenger for the message."

Kaye, a public member of the State Bar Board of Governors, is editorial director of KNSD-TV, an NBC affiliate in San Diego. He is a former associate editor of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Maggie Awards are presented annually by the Western Publishing Association to outstanding magazines, tabloids and newspapers in the western region of the U.S. Since it began in 1994, California Bar Journal has received six awards from professional associations. They include the top Luminary Award from the National Association of Bar Executives and a Silver Six Award of Excellence from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).