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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|
|Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & over||Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-Health Reporting||First Place||Kaiser Health News||San Francisco||Holding California Accountable for its Covid Response||Kaiser 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 & over||Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-Health Reporting||Second Place||The Sacramento Bee||Sacramento||California's rural hospitals can't handle a coronavirus wave. 'People will die,' doctor warns||The 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 & over||Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-Health Reporting||Third Place||The Sacramento Bee||Sacramento||California gave $139 million ventilator contract to medical supply firm once raided by FBI||As 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 & over||Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-Health Reporting||Fourth Place||Los Angeles Times||El Segundo||How a rush to reopen drove Los Angeles County into a health crisis||As 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 & over||Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-Health Reporting||Fifth Place||The Sacramento Bee||Sacramento||Here are the California nursing homes with infection-control violations, and why that matters||This 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|