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2020 California Journalism Awards Digital Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-Health Reporting Contest Winners – Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & over

2020 California Journalism Awards
Digital Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-Health Reporting 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 & overCoverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-Health ReportingFirst PlaceKaiser Health NewsSan FranciscoHolding California Accountable for its Covid ResponseKaiser Health News has long been one of the best sources for understanding health news in California, but they became indispensable during the COVID-19 pandemic. No one else is covering California-specific pandemic news in such detail.Anna Maria Barry-Jester, Angela Hart, Jenny Gold, Rachel Bluth, Rachana Pradhan
Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & overCoverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-Health ReportingSecond PlaceThe Sacramento BeeSacramentoCalifornia's rural hospitals can't handle a coronavirus wave. 'People will die,' doctor warnsThe Sac Bee is one of the only publications covering the Central Valley's rural communities in such detail. These are important stories, well told.Ryan Sabalow, Jason Pohl , Sophia Bollag
Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & overCoverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-Health ReportingThird PlaceThe Sacramento BeeSacramentoCalifornia gave $139 million ventilator contract to medical supply firm once raided by FBIAs a Sacramento journalist, the Sacramento Bee's coverage has been indispensable to my understanding of the pandemic and the way I write about it. It's great to have this publication in town.Ryan Sabalow, Jason Pohl, Dale Kasler
Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & overCoverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-Health ReportingFourth PlaceLos Angeles TimesEl SegundoHow a rush to reopen drove Los Angeles County into a health crisisAs a journalist, I've spent a lot of time trying to look back in the record to try to remember the timeline of how everything happened. LA Times' graphic narrative charting the timeline is a useful tool.Sandhya Kambhampati, Soumya Karlamangla, Jaclyn Cosgrove, Maloy Moore, Priya Krishnakumar
Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & overCoverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-Health ReportingFifth PlaceThe Sacramento BeeSacramentoHere are the California nursing homes with infection-control violations, and why that mattersThis is an important story and written well. In the context of the digital presentation, however, I find it confusing that Sac Bee stories are headed with videos that have only a tangential connection to the story on the page.Jason Pohl, Michael Finch II
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