2018 California Journalism Awards - Digital Division

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

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Long Beach Post
    Entry Title: Oaxaca-born artist paints life in the fields in first solo exhibition at Long Beach museum
    Entry Credit: Asia Morris
    Judge Comment: A great lead and well-written and unusual story about a man's path from the field to the art museum. Wonderful photos of mesmerizing art.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Long Beach Post
    Entry Title: A Long Beach restaurateur invited the writer of a negative review to talk face-to-face. Here’s what happened.
    Entry Credit: Brian Addison
    Judge Comment: An intriguing lead to a story that you just have to keep reading. Because how often does it actually happen that a restaurant critic meets with a restaurant he just trashed. Love it.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: CALmatters
    Entry Title: Homeless College Students
    Entry Credit: Felicia Mello , Vicki Haddock
    Judge Comment: A great lead and a well-written and heartbreaking story about a talented young man's struggle to go to college. The personal story combined with strong research and illustrative data showing how big this problem is throughout the state really makes for a compelling read.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: CALmatters
    Entry Title: Gavin Newsom Profile
    Entry Credit: Ben Christopher, Vicki Haddock
    Judge Comment: It's hard to stand out when writing a profile about Gavin Newsom since there are so many written already. But this well-written one did provide a lot of unusual quotes and facts that gave a bigger more nuanced picture of California's governor.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The Recorder
    Entry Title: Jeff Had Issues: An Akin Gump Lawyer Breaks Bad — and There’s No Satisfying Explanation
    Entry Credit: Jenna Greene
    Judge Comment: A great lead and a great well-written story that someone should turn into a movie. Also interesting to learn more about the hard lives of lawyers and the amount of pressure they live under.