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2020 California Journalism Awards Digital Breaking News Winners – Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & over

2020 California Journalism Awards
Digital Breaking News Contest Winners

Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & over

 

First-place and second-place plaques will be shipped directly to the winning publications in the coming weeks.

Personalized certificates will also be mailed to winners in each category.

A complete list of all California Journalism Award winners will be provided on May 18th.

 

Circ Group(s)Category NameAwardOrganizationCityEntry TitleCommentsCredits
Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & overBreaking NewsFirst PlaceLos Angeles TimesEl SegundoKobe Bryant, daughter among 9 dead in helicopter crash in CalabasasYou really can't beat what a publication with the resources and talented staff of the LA Times can do on a breaking story like this. Great up-to-the-minute updates. Great follow up. Great reporting on what went wrong. Pretty much the definition of how a breaking story should be covered today.L.A. Times Staff
Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & overBreaking NewsSecond PlaceSan Francisco ChronicleSan FranciscoCalifornia's Wildfire SiegeGood public information, and the reporting by Sarah Ravani and Megan Cassidy was particularly good.San Francisco Chronicle Staff
Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & overBreaking NewsThird PlaceThe Press DemocratSanta RosaLive updates covering the first 24 hours of the Glass and Shady fires in Sonoma and Napa Counties September 27 and 28What people want to know in an emergency like this is where the fire is, where to go for safety, and what's happening. Great work providing that info.Bill Swindell, Tyler Silvy, Martin Espinoza, Julie Johnson, Kent Porter
Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & overBreaking NewsFourth PlaceThe Sacramento BeeSacramento71 infected with coronavirus at Sacramento church. Congregation tells county 'leave us alone'This is a fascinating story on a topic that often gets only limited coverage -- how churches were dealing with the early days of COVID. Nice work.Tony Bizjak, Sam Sam, Michael McGough, Dale Kasler
Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & overBreaking NewsFifth PlaceThe Mercury News/East Bay TimesSan JoseBLM protests come to San JosePretty classic coverage of demonstrations and the police response.Bay Area News Group
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