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2020 California Journalism Awards Digital Investigative Reporting Contest Winners – Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & over, Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000

2020 California Journalism Awards
Digital Investigative Reporting Contest Winners

Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & over, 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: 400,001 & over,Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000Investigative ReportingFirst PlaceLos Angeles TimesEl SegundoFumed OutFumed Out" by Kiera Feldman reveals how the airline industry threatens the health and safety of all of us who fly. Its flawless presentation and harrowing detail build the case that this is the tobacco and asbestos of aviation.Kiera Feldman
Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & over,Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000Investigative ReportingSecond PlaceThe Sacramento BeeSacramentoBlackout on Lone Star RoadBlackout on Lone Star Road" by Jason Pohl is storytelling at its very best. Man, can Pohl write.Jason Pohl
Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & over,Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000Investigative ReportingThird PlaceVentura County StarCamarilloFighting 'tooth and nail' for Ventura County police misconduct records: What they sayMegan Diskin's "Fighting tooth and nail" gives readers more insight into the reporting process than any other investigate entry. How dare the Ventura Police Department charge $67 an hour for redaction.Megan Diskin
Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & over,Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000Investigative ReportingFourth Place48hillsSan FranciscoBig real estate escapes $360 million in local SF taxesTimothy Redmond, Elisa Mann and Zachary James walk readers through how commercial real estate tax loopholes rob schools and city services of at least $360 million in revenue a year.Timothy Redmond, Elisa Mann, Zachary James
Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & over,Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000Investigative ReportingFifth PlaceCalMattersSacramentoSweet CharityLaurel Rosenhall's "Sweet Charity" made an immediate impact. California's political ethics commission is now investigating this growing trend. Nice work.Laurel Rosenhall
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