To protect and serve the common interests of its newsmedia members, to help members inform and thereby strengthen their communities, and to foster the highest ideals, ethics and traditions of journalism, a free press and the news profession.
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 Name||Award||Organization||City||Entry Title||Comments||Credits|
|High Schools||Enterprise News Story or Series||First Place||Granite Bay High School-The Gazette||Granite Bay||Parties change in mood after college letter-opening||Sensitive and indepth reporting about a part of the high school experience that is often overlooked. Great job setting the scene and capturing the emotions of students. ||Heba Bounar|
|High Schools||Enterprise News Story or Series||Second Place||Castro Valley High School-The Olympian||Castro Valley||'Stand up, step up and just do it!'||Excellent compilation of mini profiles that captures the efforts of students in the face of the pandemic.||Jeanette Wallis, Malin Johansson, Miguel Bernas, Hannah Pilgrim|
|High Schools||Enterprise News Story or Series||Third Place||Archbishop Riordan High School-The Crusader||San Francisco||Ice cream stores melting under economic pressure||A well-written look at one of our beloved institutions -- ice cream stores -- that reveals the struggle of small businesses during Covid restrictions.||Andrei Lynch|
|High Schools||Enterprise News Story or Series||Fourth Place||Sacramento Country Day School-The Octagon||Neighbors fight school expansion plan||Excellent ongoing coverage of a complicated and contentious process. Great example of sticking with a story.||Nihal Gulati|
|High Schools||Enterprise News Story or Series||Fifth Place||Archbishop Riordan High School-The Crusader||San Francisco||Stranded by indoor theaters, moviegoers pull up to drive-ins||A well-researched look at one of the unexpected results of the pandemic --the return of drive-ins.||Sean DiNicola|