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

2020 California Journalism Awards
Digital Land-Use 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: 100,001-400,000Land-Use ReportingFirst PlaceVentura County StarCamarilloSimi Valley defies state over 278-unit apartment complexThe writer did a great job covering all perspectives surrounding a controversial housing project, including months of foot-dragging by the Simi Valley City Council.Erin Rode
Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & over,Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000Land-Use ReportingSecond PlaceCalMattersSacramentoBattle at the BeachThis two-part series on Oceano Dunes' state -- among residents, tourists, and even between two different government agencies -- clearly and succinctly lays out the different facets for the reader.Julie Cart
Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & over,Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000Land-Use ReportingThird PlaceVoice of OCSanta AnaAnnual High Tide Spurs Concerns About Future Safety of San Onofre Nuclear Waste Stock Near South OCVideo, maps, and great photography helped illustrate this story and its importance.Brandon Pho
Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & over,Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000Land-Use ReportingFourth PlaceVentura County StarCamarilloHousing advocacy group and developer sue Simi Valley over denial of senior communityErin Rode
Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & over,Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000Land-Use ReportingFifth PlaceThe Press DemocratSanta RosaA month later, burn scar of Walbridge fire spans northwestern Sonoma CountyMary Callahan, Kent Porter, Elissa Chudwin
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