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||Credits|
|Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,000 & under||Breaking News||First Place||The Malibu Times||Malibu||Santa Monica Mountains Helicopter Crash Takes Lives of Nine, Including Kobe Bryant||Emily Sawicki, Flora Adamian|
|Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,000 & under||Breaking News||Second Place||Pleasanton Weekly||Pleasanton||Pleasanton PD officers cleared of criminal charges for man's death after confrontation outside Raley's||Jeremy Walsh|
|Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,000 & under||Breaking News||Third Place||The Business Journal||Fresno||After 63 years, Downtown Fresno business is closing||Frank Lopez|
|Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,000 & under||Breaking News||Fourth Place||Valley Voice||Lemon Cove||Tulare councilman says he vandalized opponents' signage||Dave Adalian|
|Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,000 & under||Breaking News||Fifth Place||Dana Point Times||Capistrano Beach||Crews Use Crane Barge to Lift Iconic Tall Ship 'Pilgrim'||Zach Cavanagh, Lillian Boyd|