2018 California Journalism Awards - Digital Division

Public Service Journalism ( Monthly Unique Visitors: 200,001 & over,Monthly Unique Visitors: 40,001 - 200,000,Monthly Unique Visitors: 40,000 & under)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: CALmatters
    Entry Title: 2018 Voter Guide
    Entry Credit: Ben Christoper, Byrhonda Lyons, Vicki Haddock , John Osborn D´┐ŻAgostino
    Judge Comment: An absolute wonderful example of pubic service. The news organization did a comprehensive job of laying out all the issue and candidate positions in an online magazine format with videos. Then after the election, CALmatters came back and explained it all. A real reader service.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Long Beach Post
    Entry Title: Safe Streets:
    Entry Credit: All Staff
    Judge Comment: Very impressive. Perhaps the high point of the Safe Street project was identifying that the safest streets were in wealthy areas and noted a rise of accidents in the poorer areas.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Record Searchlight
    Entry Title: Carr Fire coverage
    Entry Credit: Record Searchlight staff Record Searchlight staff
    Judge Comment: Exhaustive coverage of one of the country's deadliest wildfires.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Sacramento Bee
    Entry Title: Inside California's Ongoing DMV Saga
    Entry Credit: Bryan Anderson
    Judge Comment: The best part of this deep dive into California's DMV morass was the revelation that lawmakers have their own private DMV office to spare them excessive wait times.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Voice of OC
    Entry Title: Homelessness in Orange County
    Entry Credit: Norberto Santana, Jr., Tracy Wood, Nick Gerda, Spencer Custodio
    Judge Comment: Readers who live in one of the country's wealthiest enclaves had to be blown away to learn of Orange County's homelessness problem.