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2020 California Journalism Awards Digital In-Depth Reporting Contest Winners – Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & over

2020 California Journalism Awards
Digital In-Depth 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 & overIn-Depth ReportingFirst PlaceThe San Diego Union-TribuneSan DiegoReturned seriesThe accessible explanatory journalism demonstrated throughout this project helps renew interest in a subject that we've heard about endlessly in recent years. It helped that the writers were able to weave in compelling personal anecdotes with all the data -- without weighing down the story unnecessarily.Kate Morrissey, Nelvin C. Cepeda, Lauryn Schroeder, Alejandro Tamayo, Michelle Guerrero
Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & overIn-Depth ReportingSecond PlaceLos Angeles TimesEl SegundoA Toxic Secret Lurks in Deep SeaFascinating topic; and the writers and designers provided great execution on the presentation. Good job keeping a potentially dry story understandable and readable.Rosanna Xia, Sean Greene
Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & overIn-Depth ReportingThird PlaceSan Francisco ChronicleSan FranciscoThe Suspect Next DoorThis was a story that could have been treated like any other homicide story -- superficially, only through police and court coverage -- but the decision to dig deep was a good one. Readers got a fascinating exploration of the local legal system that offered resolution for all parties and didn't feel exploitative.Matthias Gafni
Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & overIn-Depth ReportingFourth PlaceThe Sacramento BeeSacramentoNothing WildI loved how this series tied disparate environmental topics into a single thread. Unique approach!Ryan Sabalow
Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & overIn-Depth ReportingFifth PlaceKaiser Health NewsSan FranciscoDialysis Industry Spends Millions, Emerges as Power Player in California PoliticsSamantha Young
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