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|
|Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & over,Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000||Land-Use Reporting||First Place||Ventura County Star||Camarillo||Simi Valley defies state over 278-unit apartment complex||The 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: 100,001-400,000||Land-Use Reporting||Second Place||CalMatters||Sacramento||Battle at the Beach||This 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: 100,001-400,000||Land-Use Reporting||Third Place||Voice of OC||Santa Ana||Annual High Tide Spurs Concerns About Future Safety of San Onofre Nuclear Waste Stock Near South OC||Video, maps, and great photography helped illustrate this story and its importance.||Brandon Pho|
|Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & over,Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000||Land-Use Reporting||Fourth Place||Ventura County Star||Camarillo||Housing advocacy group and developer sue Simi Valley over denial of senior community||Erin Rode|
|Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & over,Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000||Land-Use Reporting||Fifth Place||The Press Democrat||Santa Rosa||A month later, burn scar of Walbridge fire spans northwestern Sonoma County||Mary Callahan, Kent Porter, Elissa Chudwin|