2018 California Journalism Awards - Digital Division

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

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: CALmatters
    Entry Title: Housing/Zoning
    Entry Credit: Matt Levin, Vicki Haddock
    Judge Comment: This is digital done right! The stories gave context to complex issues and used a variety of digital layers to connect readers with the information.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Long Beach Post
    Entry Title: Serving Cambodian community for decades, owners of KH Market given two weeks notice before hearing on demolition
    Entry Credit: Brian Addison
    Judge Comment: Excellent writing with a good use of staff and contributed images. The story had a good variety of voices.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Signal Tribune
    Entry Title: Seniors continue to struggle to find affordable, appropriate housing in Long Beach
    Entry Credit: Paige Pelonis
    Judge Comment: Very good reporting on an issue that is so prevalent in California right now. The photos with part one were especially good.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Long Beach Post
    Entry Title: The father of the Anti-Mall has ambitious plans for North Long Beach development
    Entry Credit: Brian Addison
    Judge Comment: Liked the more conversational tone of the story, it read a lot like a column.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Long Beach Post
    Entry Title: Housing Equity Analysis of Controversial Long Beach Land Use Element Widely Ignored; Claims ‘Public Health Concerns’ at Risk
    Entry Credit: Brian Addison
    Judge Comment: The story had a lot of good information, but as a reader, I was I was overwhelmed by some of the dry policy language.