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2000 Better Newspapers Contest — Daily winners

2000 Better Newspapers Contest Winners — Dailies

CategoryDivisionPlacePublication
Arts/Entertainment CoverageDivision A: 200,001 & over1stThe San Diego Union-Tribune
Arts/Entertainment CoverageDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndThe Orange County Register (Santa Ana)
Arts/Entertainment CoverageDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stContra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)
Arts/Entertainment CoverageDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndPress-Telegram (Long Beach)
Arts/Entertainment CoverageDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stThe Record (Stockton)
Arts/Entertainment CoverageDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndThe Desert Sun (Palm Springs)
Arts/Entertainment CoverageDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stThe Davis Enterprise
Arts/Entertainment CoverageDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndLodi News-Sentinel
Arts/Entertainment CoverageDivision E: 10,000 & under1stNo winner in this category.
Arts/Entertainment CoverageDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndNo winner in this category.
Business/Financial StoryAll Divisions1stPress-Telegram (Long Beach)
Business/Financial StoryAll Divisions2ndThe Sacramento Bee
Classified AdvertisingDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stThe Record (Stockton)
Classified AdvertisingDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndThe Bakersfield Californian
Classified AdvertisingDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stThe Reporter (Vacaville)
Classified AdvertisingDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndDaily Republic (Fairfield)
Classified AdvertisingDivision E: 10,000 & under1stThe Recorder (San Francisco)
Classified AdvertisingDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndFree Lance (Hollister)
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision A: 200,001 & over1stThe Sacramento Bee
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndSan Francisco Chronicle
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stDaily Breeze (Torrance)
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndThe Press Democrat (Santa Rosa)
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stThe Bakersfield Californian
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndThe Monterey County Herald
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stThe Signal (Santa Clarita)
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndGlendale News-Press
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision E: 10,000 & under1stManteca Bulletin
Columns, Commentary, CriticismDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndTahoe Daily Tribune (South Lake Tahoe)
Display AdvertisingDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stChico Enterprise-Record
Display AdvertisingDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndSanta Barbara News-Press
Display AdvertisingDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stThe Reporter (Vacaville)
Display AdvertisingDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndThe Daily Democrat (Woodland)
Display AdvertisingDivision E: 10,000 & under1stLake County Record-Bee (Lakeport)
Display AdvertisingDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndFree Lance (Hollister)
Editorial CartoonDivision A: 200,001 & over1stThe San Diego Union-Tribune
Editorial CartoonDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndThe San Diego Union-Tribune
Editorial CartoonDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stNorth County Times/Escondido Edition
Editorial CartoonDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndThe Fresno Bee
Editorial CartoonDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stDaily Press (Victorville)
Editorial CartoonDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndMarin Independent Journal (Novato)
Editorial CartoonDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stGlendale News-Press
Editorial CartoonDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndGlendale News-Press
Editorial CartoonDivision E: 10,000 & under1stThe Daily Independent (Ridgecrest)
Editorial CartoonDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndManteca Bulletin
Editorial CommentDivision A: 200,001 & over1stThe Sacramento Bee
Editorial CommentDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndThe Orange County Register (Santa Ana)
Editorial CommentDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stContra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)
Editorial CommentDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndDaily Breeze (Torrance)
Editorial CommentDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stThe Monterey County Herald
Editorial CommentDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndRecord Searchlight (Redding)
Editorial CommentDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stDaily Republic (Fairfield)
Editorial CommentDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndSanta Maria Times
Editorial CommentDivision E: 10,000 & under1stTahoe Daily Tribune (South Lake Tahoe)
Editorial CommentDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndDesert Dispatch (Barstow)
Editorial PagesDivision A: 200,001 & over1stThe Orange County Register (Santa Ana)
Editorial PagesDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndDaily News (Los Angeles)
Editorial PagesDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stContra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)
Editorial PagesDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndThe Fresno Bee
Editorial PagesDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stSanta Barbara News-Press
Editorial PagesDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndThe Record (Stockton)
Editorial PagesDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stThe Reporter (Vacaville)
Editorial PagesDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndDaily Republic (Fairfield)
Editorial PagesDivision E: 10,000 & under1stManteca Bulletin
Editorial PagesDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndLake County Record-Bee (Lakeport)
Environmental/Ag Resource ReportingDivision A: 200,001 & over1stLos Angeles Times
Environmental/Ag Resource ReportingDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndSan Jose Mercury News
Environmental/Ag Resource ReportingDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stThe Modesto Bee
Environmental/Ag Resource ReportingDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndNorth County Times/Encinitas Edition
Environmental/Ag Resource ReportingDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stThe Tribune (San Luis Obispo)
Environmental/Ag Resource ReportingDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndThe Record (Stockton)
Environmental/Ag Resource ReportingDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stThe Union Democrat (Sonora)
Environmental/Ag Resource ReportingDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndLodi News-Sentinel
Environmental/Ag Resource ReportingDivision E: 10,000 & under1stUkiah Daily Journal
Environmental/Ag Resource ReportingDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndThe Recorder (San Francisco)
Feature PhotoDivision A: 200,001 & over1stLos Angeles Times
Feature PhotoDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndThe San Diego Union-Tribune
Feature PhotoDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stThe Press-Enterprise (Riverside)
Feature PhotoDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndThe Sun (San Bernardino)
Feature PhotoDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stDaily Press (Victorville)
Feature PhotoDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndThe Oakland Tribune
Feature PhotoDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stAppeal-Democrat (Marysville)
Feature PhotoDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndThe Napa Valley Register
Feature PhotoDivision E: 10,000 & under1stDesert Dispatch (Barstow)
Feature PhotoDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndFree Lance (Hollister)
Feature StoryDivision A: 200,001 & over1stThe San Diego Union-Tribune
Feature StoryDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndLos Angeles Times
Feature StoryDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stThe Fresno Bee
Feature StoryDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndContra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)
Feature StoryDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stWest County Times (Richmond)
Feature StoryDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stWest County Times (Richmond)
Feature StoryDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndThe Tribune (San Luis Obispo)
Feature StoryDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stThe Valley Times (Pleasanton)
Feature StoryDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndDaily Republic (Fairfield)
Feature StoryDivision E: 10,000 & under1stSiskiyou Daily News (Yreka)
Feature StoryDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndFree Lance (Hollister)
Front PageDivision A: 200,001 & over1stDaily News (Los Angeles)
Front PageDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndThe Sacramento Bee
Front PageDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stPress-Telegram (Long Beach)
Front PageDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndDaily Breeze (Torrance)
Front PageDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stTri-Valley Herald (Pleasanton)
Front PageDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndDaily Press (Victorville)
Front PageDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stAppeal-Democrat (Marysville)
Front PageDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndGlendale News-Press
Front PageDivision E: 10,000 & under1stTahoe Daily Tribune (South Lake Tahoe)
Front PageDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndDesert Dispatch (Barstow)
General ExcellenceDivision A: 200,001 & over1stLos Angeles Times
General ExcellenceDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndSan Jose Mercury News
General ExcellenceDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stContra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)
General ExcellenceDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndThe Fresno Bee
General ExcellenceDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stThe Bakersfield Californian
General ExcellenceDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndThe Desert Sun (Palm Springs)
General ExcellenceDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stSan Ramon Valley Times (Danville)
General ExcellenceDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndThe Valley Times (Pleasanton)
General ExcellenceDivision E: 10,000 & under1stTahoe Daily Tribune (South Lake Tahoe)
General ExcellenceDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndDispatch (Gilroy)
Illustration or Info GraphicDivision A: 200,001 & over1stLos Angeles Times
Illustration or Info GraphicDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndThe San Diego Union-Tribune
Illustration or Info GraphicDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stThe Press Democrat (Santa Rosa)
Illustration or Info GraphicDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndThe Fresno Bee
Illustration or Info GraphicDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stMarin Independent Journal (Novato)
Illustration or Info GraphicDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndThe Desert Sun (Palm Springs)
Illustration or Info GraphicDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stThe Reporter (Vacaville)
Illustration or Info GraphicDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndVisalia Times-Delta
Illustration or Info GraphicDivision E: 10,000 & under1stThe Recorder (San Francisco)
Illustration or Info GraphicDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndThe Recorder (San Francisco)
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision A: 200,001 & over1stSan Jose Mercury News
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndSan Francisco Examiner
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stThe Press-Enterprise (Riverside)
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndContra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stThe Tribune (San Luis Obispo)
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndThe Record (Stockton)
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stThe Napa Valley Register
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndThe Reporter (Vacaville)
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision E: 10,000 & under1stDispatch (Gilroy)
Investigative or Enterprise ReportingDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndDesert Dispatch (Barstow)
Lifestyle CoverageDivision A: 200,001 & over1stLos Angeles Times
Lifestyle CoverageDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndThe San Diego Union-Tribune
Lifestyle CoverageDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stNorth County Times/Escondido Edition
Lifestyle CoverageDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndThe Fresno Bee
Lifestyle CoverageDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stThe Desert Sun (Palm Springs)
Lifestyle CoverageDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndInland Valley Daily Bulletin (Ontario)
Lifestyle CoverageDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stThe Reporter (Vacaville)
Lifestyle CoverageDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndSanta Maria Times
Lifestyle CoverageDivision E: 10,000 & under1stNo winner in this category.
Lifestyle CoverageDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndNo winner in this category.
Local Spot NewsDivision A: 200,001 & over1stLos Angeles Times
Local Spot NewsDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndThe Sacramento Bee
Local Spot NewsDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stVentura County Star
Local Spot NewsDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndPress-Telegram (Long Beach)
Local Spot NewsDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stThe Daily Review (Hayward)
Local Spot NewsDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndSanta Cruz Sentinel
Local Spot NewsDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stThe Napa Valley Register
Local Spot NewsDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndThe Daily News (Whittier)
Local Spot NewsDivision E: 10,000 & under1stDispatch (Gilroy)
Local Spot NewsDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndSiskiyou Daily News (Yreka)
Non-local Spot NewsDivision A: 200,001 & over1stSan Jose Mercury News
Non-local Spot NewsDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndThe Sacramento Bee
Non-local Spot NewsDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stThe Fresno Bee
Non-local Spot NewsDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndThe Press Democrat (Santa Rosa)
Non-local Spot NewsDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stAntelope Valley Press (Palmdale)
Non-local Spot NewsDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndMarin Independent Journal (Novato)
Non-local Spot NewsDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stVallejo Times-Herald
Non-local Spot NewsDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndThe Reporter (Vacaville)
Non-local Spot NewsDivision E: 10,000 & under1stNo winner in this category.
Non-local Spot NewsDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndNo winner in this category.
Page Layout & DesignDivision A: 200,001 & over1stLos Angeles Times
Page Layout & DesignDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndSan Jose Mercury News
Page Layout & DesignDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stContra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)
Page Layout & DesignDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndThe Press Democrat (Santa Rosa)
Page Layout & DesignDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stRecord Searchlight (Redding)
Page Layout & DesignDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndSanta Cruz Sentinel
Page Layout & DesignDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stAppeal-Democrat (Marysville)
Page Layout & DesignDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndDaily Republic (Fairfield)
Page Layout & DesignDivision E: 10,000 & under1stTahoe Daily Tribune (South Lake Tahoe)
Page Layout & DesignDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndDesert Dispatch (Barstow)
Photo EssayDivision A: 200,001 & over1stThe San Diego Union-Tribune
Photo EssayDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndThe San Diego Union-Tribune
Photo EssayDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stThe Press Democrat (Santa Rosa)
Photo EssayDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndThe Press-Enterprise (Riverside)
Photo EssayDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stSan Gabriel Valley Tribune (West Covina)
Photo EssayDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndSanta Barbara News-Press
Photo EssayDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stDaily Republic (Fairfield)
Photo EssayDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndThe Napa Valley Register
Photo EssayDivision E: 10,000 & under1stTurlock Journal
Photo EssayDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndTahoe Daily Tribune (South Lake Tahoe)
Public ServiceDivision A: 200,001 & over1stLos Angeles Times
Public ServiceDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndThe Orange County Register (Santa Ana)
Public ServiceDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stVentura County Star
Public ServiceDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndPress-Telegram (Long Beach)
Public ServiceDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stSanta Barbara News-Press
Public ServiceDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndLedger Dispatch (Antioch)
Public ServiceDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stThe Reporter (Vacaville)
Public ServiceDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndLodi News-Sentinel
Public ServiceDivision E: 10,000 & under1stUkiah Daily Journal
Public ServiceDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndThe Recorder (San Francisco)
Special IssueDivision A: 200,001 & over1stSan Jose Mercury News
Special IssueDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndSan Francisco Chronicle
Special IssueDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stThe Fresno Bee
Special IssueDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndVentura County Star
Special IssueDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stInland Valley Daily Bulletin (Ontario)
Special IssueDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndWest County Times (Richmond)
Special IssueDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stThe Reporter (Vacaville)
Special IssueDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndVisalia Times-Delta
Special IssueDivision E: 10,000 & under1stTurlock Journal
Special IssueDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndThe Daily Independent (Ridgecrest)
Sports CoverageDivision A: 200,001 & over1stDaily News (Los Angeles)
Sports CoverageDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndLos Angeles Times
Sports CoverageDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stThe Fresno Bee
Sports CoverageDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndPress-Telegram (Long Beach)
Sports CoverageDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stSan Gabriel Valley Tribune (West Covina)
Sports CoverageDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndThe Oakland Tribune
Sports CoverageDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stThe Davis Enterprise
Sports CoverageDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndThe Napa Valley Register
Sports CoverageDivision E: 10,000 & under1stDesert Dispatch (Barstow)
Sports CoverageDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndDispatch (Gilroy)
Sports PhotoDivision A: 200,001 & over1stThe Orange County Register (Santa Ana)
Sports PhotoDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndLos Angeles Times
Sports PhotoDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stThe Fresno Bee
Sports PhotoDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndThe Modesto Bee
Sports PhotoDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stThe Record (Stockton)
Sports PhotoDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndSanta Barbara News-Press
Sports PhotoDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stDaily Republic (Fairfield)
Sports PhotoDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndThe Reporter (Vacaville)
Sports PhotoDivision E: 10,000 & under1stDesert Dispatch (Barstow)
Sports PhotoDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndTahoe Daily Tribune (South Lake Tahoe)
Sports StoryDivision A: 200,001 & over1stLos Angeles Times
Sports StoryDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndThe Sacramento Bee
Sports StoryDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stContra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)
Sports StoryDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndThe Press Democrat (Santa Rosa)
Sports StoryDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stSan Gabriel Valley Tribune (West Covina)
Sports StoryDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndThe Oakland Tribune
Sports StoryDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stSanta Maria Times
Sports StoryDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndThe Reporter (Vacaville)
Sports StoryDivision E: 10,000 & under1stTahoe Daily Tribune (South Lake Tahoe)
Sports StoryDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndDesert Dispatch (Barstow)
Spot News PhotoDivision A: 200,001 & over1stThe San Diego Union-Tribune
Spot News PhotoDivision A: 200,001 & over2ndThe San Diego Union-Tribune
Spot News PhotoDivision B: 75,001-200,0001stContra Costa Times (Walnut Creek)
Spot News PhotoDivision B: 75,001-200,0002ndThe Fresno Bee
Spot News PhotoDivision C: 25,001-75,0001stThe Desert Sun (Palm Springs)
Spot News PhotoDivision C: 25,001-75,0002ndDaily Press (Victorville)
Spot News PhotoDivision D: 10,001-25,0001stAppeal-Democrat (Marysville)
Spot News PhotoDivision D: 10,001-25,0002ndAppeal-Democrat (Marysville)
Spot News PhotoDivision E: 10,000 & under1stSiskiyou Daily News (Yreka)
Spot News PhotoDivision E: 10,000 & under2ndThe Daily Independent (Ridgecrest)
WritingAll Divisions1stSan Francisco Chronicle
WritingAll Divisions2ndThe Fresno Bee
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