2018 California Journalism Awards - Digital Division

Investigative Reporting ( Monthly Unique Visitors: 40,001 - 200,000,Monthly Unique Visitors: 40,000 & under)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: CALmatters
    Entry Title: For-profit colleges
    Entry Credit: Shawn Hubler , Felicia Mello, Vicki Haddock
    Judge Comment: The writers did a great job pushing ahead with this story despite state regulators refusing to cooperate.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: CALmatters
    Entry Title: Local school bond inequities
    Entry Credit: Ricardo Cano , Shawn Hubler, Vicki Haddock
    Judge Comment: Great job of computer-assisted reporting showing unequivocally that poor school districts get short shrift on bond measures.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Winters Express
    Entry Title: Express Investigates: The Murky Future of Valley Clean Energy
    Entry Credit: Matthew Keys
    Judge Comment: An exhaustive effort at unraveling a clean energy concern with dubious beginnings.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Voice of OC
    Entry Title: Corporate PAC Money Flows to All Candidates in Contested OC Congressional Races
    Entry Credit: Nick Gerda
    Judge Comment: An even-handed investigation that despite their denials, Democrats also rely on political action committee funding.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Voice of OC
    Entry Title: Sheriff and Phone Company Covered Up Jail Recordings, Attorney Alleges
    Entry Credit: Thy Vo
    Judge Comment: Solid effort at going beyond a 48-page legal motion.