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2020 California Journalism Awards Digital Enterprise News Story or Series Contest Winners – Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000

2020 California Journalism Awards
Digital Enterprise News Story or Series Contest Winners

Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000

 

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: 100,001-400,000Enterprise News Story or SeriesFirst PlaceCalMattersSacramentoCalifornia NAACP president aids corporate prop campaigns - collects $1.2 million and countingThis was a worthy topic with impact: the state NAACP leader resigned. The writing was engaging throughout. This is true enterprise springing from a reporter who noticed patterns that seemed not to make sense. The conflict of interest was staggering.Laurel Rosenhall
Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000Enterprise News Story or SeriesSecond PlaceVentura County StarCamarillo'They have no place to go': Ventura County sees number of homeless students doubleThorough reporting about a heart-breaking issue. Graphics offer good localization by school district. Interviews with homeless families put a face on the problems, from how the families ended up homeless to practical matters such as how children can get to school when they are moving from a shelter to a hotel. Solutions are offered at the end.Erin Rode
Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000Enterprise News Story or SeriesThird PlaceSan Jose SpotlightSan JoseWhat are lobbyists doing at San Jose City Hall? That's a good questionExcellent sourcing, including people defending themselves for not complying with an ordinance designed to ensure lobbyist transparency with excuses like it's too onerous or no one ever seemed to care. But for those who do comply, they take the time because they believe in the importance of transparency.Carly Wipf
Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000Enterprise News Story or SeriesFourth PlacePalo Alto WeeklyPalo AltoFires point to risky conditions in Ravenswood TriangleWell-written story about a topic of interest to the community because of the environmental issues, but also because of the challenges associated with a homeless encampment in a "protected habitat" that appears to be anything but.Sue Dremann
Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000Enterprise News Story or SeriesFifth PlaceCalMattersSacramento'Go on Medi-Cal to get that': Why Californians with mental illness are dropping private insurance to get taxpayer-funded treatmentMental health stigma often prevents families from talking about issues, but this reporter finds people to discuss what they had been told: to leave their private insurance companies for better care for their loved ones. That has allowed private companies to pocket more profits while putting the burden on taxpayers for the most serious mental health issues. This is journalism with impact, with lawmakers and advocates citing this story before they passed a law to expand mental health parity.Jocelyn Wiener
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