2018 California Journalism Awards - Digital Division

Coverage of Youth and Education ( Monthly Unique Visitors: 200,001 & over)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Ventura County Star
    Entry Title: With nowhere to go, kids on probation stay locked in Ventura County juvenile hall
    Entry Credit: Cheri Carlson
    Judge Comment: Story sheds light on a little-known issue with compassion, data, great writing and comprehensive coverage.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Mercury News/East Bay Times
    Entry Title: How did a Bay Area kindergartner walk 3 miles home alone from school? Tag along to find out
    Entry Credit: Julia Prodis Sulek, Jose Carlos Fajardo
    Judge Comment: Story digs deep and takes a unique approach to a case that made major news.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The San Diego Union-Tribune
    Entry Title: Students of the new millennium
    Entry Credit: Deborah Sullivan Brennan
    Judge Comment: Story takes a comprehensive look at a new generation of graduating seniors with great detail and top-notch writing.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Palo Alto Weekly
    Entry Title: Ravenswood faces financial crisis
    Entry Credit: Elena Kadvany
    Judge Comment: With great writing and strong detail, the Palo Alto Weekly gives extensive coverage to a financially struggling school district.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Ventura County Star
    Entry Title: Ventura Unified superintendent resigns after controversial sermon surfaces
    Entry Credit: Alexa D'Angelo, Arlene Martinez
    Judge Comment: Articles give comprehensive coverage and balanced reporting to a story with strong local appeal and larger cultural impact.