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||Comments||Credits|
|Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & over||In-Depth Reporting||First Place||The San Diego Union-Tribune||San Diego||Returned series||The 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 & over||In-Depth Reporting||Second Place||Los Angeles Times||El Segundo||A Toxic Secret Lurks in Deep Sea||Fascinating 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 & over||In-Depth Reporting||Third Place||San Francisco Chronicle||San Francisco||The Suspect Next Door||This 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 & over||In-Depth Reporting||Fourth Place||The Sacramento Bee||Sacramento||Nothing Wild||I loved how this series tied disparate environmental topics into a single thread. Unique approach!||Ryan Sabalow|
|Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & over||In-Depth Reporting||Fifth Place||Kaiser Health News||San Francisco||Dialysis Industry Spends Millions, Emerges as Power Player in California Politics||Samantha Young|