2018 California Journalism Awards - Digital Division

Writing ( Monthly Unique Visitors: 200,001 & over)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: SF Weekly
    Entry Title: The Biggest Lose in Paradise? Its Elders
    Entry Credit: Nuala Sawyer, Peter Kane, Kevin Hume, Deborah Petersen
    Judge Comment: Unique way to report on a fire that surely had a ton of press. Got you thinking about people that normally would not have their story told.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Ventura County Star
    Entry Title: Daughter of Golden State Killer's Ventura victim says arrest begins new chapter for family
    Entry Credit: Megan Diskin
    Judge Comment: The daughter's interview made this a great read, along with detailed information about the killer.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Ventura County Star
    Entry Title: Still healing from Ventura County's first mass shooting 25 years before Borderline
    Entry Credit: Tom Kisken
    Judge Comment: A timely story showing the emotions of people who survive a mass shooting. Very descriptive.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Mercury News/East Bay Times
    Entry Title: How do you rebuild Paradise when all seems lost?
    Entry Credit: Julia Prodis Sulek
    Judge Comment: A well-written story seen through the eyes of the victims.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: SF Weekly
    Entry Title: The Horrors of the Recession to Come
    Entry Credit: Peter Kane
    Judge Comment: Did this story scare me? Maybe just a little. Instead of just saying a recession was going to happen, the author put forth scenarios that seem quite plausible.