About Sam

First place, “Immigration Reporting,” Los Angeles Press Club’s 2022 SoCal Journalism Awards.

Judges note: “Sam Slovick draws his readers in through the stories surrounding the Tijuana areas and allows the space for them to connect personally with both the setting and its characters. After reading this piece, his audience is able to better understand the plight of the immigrants at the border, yet also understand the implications left by bureaucratic policy that prevented an easy ingress from Nueva Aurora, past Zona Norte and into ‘el norte.’ This was a well articulated and balanced article that leaves readers hungry to continue probing the struggles of immigrants.”