2018 California Journalism Awards - Digital Division

Feature Story ( Monthly Unique Visitors: 40,001 - 200,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: CALmatters
    Entry Title: Jim Wood, forensic dentist after wildfires
    Entry Credit: Laurel Rosenhall, Shawn Hubler, Vicki Haddock
    Judge Comment: Easy to read (clear) writing. Well organized. Huge relevance (a major story with focus on key element). Solid news value.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: CALmatters
    Entry Title: Refugees face high cost of housing
    Entry Credit: Matt Levin, Adrienne Hill , Robert Nishizaki
    Judge Comment: Huge relevance in today's world. Well organized and clarity of flow. A story that needs to be told that can help led to answers of a serious problem.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Salinas Californian
    Entry Title: Parenting behind bars
    Entry Credit: Joe Szydlowski
    Judge Comment: A very good read about a societal issue of parenting from prison. Real people always make compelling reading.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: CALmatters
    Entry Title: Jerry Brown retires to Colusa County
    Entry Credit: Laurel Rosenhall, Shawn Hubler, Vicki Haddock
    Judge Comment: Well written and interesting, but possible missing the relevance and news values of the top three.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Tahoe Daily Tribune
    Entry Title: Family with Incline Village roots to make film about first Down syndrome summit of Grand Teton
    Entry Credit: Claire Cudahy
    Judge Comment: Best of the rest. A people pleaser.