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||Competition Comments|
|Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,000 & under||In-Depth Reporting||First Place||Capital & Main||Los Angeles||When COVID-19 Hit L.A. Nursing Homes, Where Was the County's Department of Public Health?||This was a comprehensive series of stories about the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health's response to COVID-19 in the early months of the pandemic. Well-sourced, well-explained reporting helped set this entry apart in a strong category of entrants.||Danny Feingold, Dan Ross||Many solid entries. Great job to everyone.|
|Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,000 & under||In-Depth Reporting||Second Place||California Health Report||Disasters Are Driving a Mental Health Crisis||Clear writing and explanation of a difficult problem. I learned so many things about the mental health impacts to disasters and what solutions are proposed to help fill in these gaps. Great job to the California Health Report team.||Claudia Boyd-Barrett, Dean Russell, Jamie Smith Hopkins||Many solid entries. Great job to everyone.|
|Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,000 & under||In-Depth Reporting||Third Place||California Health Report||Kids Who Rely On Ventilators Can't Get Enough Supplies, Putting Their Lives At Risk||The publication shined a light on an issue that otherwise might not get much attention. There are many challenges to the pandemic, and this is one that could have gotten lost without her reporting on a sensitive subject. Excellent job.||Claudia Boyd-Barrett||Many solid entries. Great job to everyone.|
|Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,000 & under||In-Depth Reporting||Fourth Place||Capital & Main||Los Angeles||The Struggle to Access HIV Prevention Meds||The reporter did a remarkable job explaining a complicated subject, laying out the ongoing issues and presenting solutions. The interactive charts were a nice touch.||Larry Buhl||Many solid entries. Great job to everyone.|
|Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,000 & under||In-Depth Reporting||Fifth Place||The Malibu Times||Malibu||The Woolsey Fire's Two-Year Anniversary||This series on the aftermath of the Woolsey Fire does more than simply look back on the devastating fire -- the newspaper gives a close look at the rebuilding process for local residents' homes and helpfully explains to local readers what's happening around them ecologically as a result of the fire. Solid reporting that residents surely stood to benefit from reading.||Emily Sawicki||Many solid entries. Great job to everyone.|