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||Entry Title||Credits||Competition Comments|
|Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,000 & Under||Land-Use Reporting||First Place||Capital & Main||Homeless Moms Seize Houses as Coronavirus Rages||Steve Appleford||Judge Comment: Excellent reporting; great use of quotes and the right nonjudgmental tone.|
|Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,000 & Under||Land-Use Reporting||Second Place||Capital & Main||Can Lawsuit Force Clovis to Roll Out Welcome Mat to Low Income Renters?||Robin Urevich||Judge Comment: Terrific use of statistical data to support story.|
|Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,000 & Under||Land-Use Reporting||Third Place||Pleasanton Weekly||Redeveloping downtown Livermore||Jeremy Walsh, Ryan Degan||Judge Comment: A familiar story in many cities and told in a way that gave both sides their due.|
|Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,000 & Under||Land-Use Reporting||Fourth Place||Comstock's Magazine||Protecting Open Land: California Rangeland Trust project places fiscal value on the environmental benefits of ranches||Jennifer Junghans||Judge Comment: A very complex subject told clearly and very well.|
|Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,000 & Under||Land-Use Reporting||Fifth Place||Capital & Main||A Jared Kushner-Connected Company Is Buying an L.A. Mall||Jack Ross||Judge Comment: Great topic though I felt Kushner was a bit overdone.|