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2020 California Journalism Awards Digital In-Depth Reporting Contest Winners – Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,000 & under

2020 California Journalism Awards
Digital In-Depth Reporting Contest Winners

Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,000 & under

 

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 TitleCommentsCreditsCompetition Comments
Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,000 & underIn-Depth ReportingFirst PlaceCapital & MainLos AngelesWhen 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 RossMany solid entries. Great job to everyone.
Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,000 & underIn-Depth ReportingSecond PlaceCalifornia Health ReportDisasters Are Driving a Mental Health CrisisClear 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 HopkinsMany solid entries. Great job to everyone.
Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,000 & underIn-Depth ReportingThird PlaceCalifornia Health ReportKids Who Rely On Ventilators Can't Get Enough Supplies, Putting Their Lives At RiskThe 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-BarrettMany solid entries. Great job to everyone.
Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,000 & underIn-Depth ReportingFourth PlaceCapital & MainLos AngelesThe Struggle to Access HIV Prevention MedsThe 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 BuhlMany solid entries. Great job to everyone.
Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,000 & underIn-Depth ReportingFifth PlaceThe Malibu TimesMalibuThe Woolsey Fire's Two-Year AnniversaryThis 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 SawickiMany solid entries. Great job to everyone.
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