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2020 California Journalism Awards Digital Video Journalism-Other Contest Winners – Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & over

2020 California Journalism Awards
Digital Video Journalism-Other Contest Winners

Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & over

 

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: 400,001 & overVideo Journalism-OtherFirst PlaceThe San Diego Union-TribuneSan DiegoThe 50th: A scandal. A dynasty. An election.Top-notch quality video. It gave a comprehensive breakdown of Duncan Hunter, the court case against him, the district and the community's political leanings. There were so many features that accentuated the story, including subtitles and charts.Sam Hodgson, Beto Alvarez, Alejandro Tamayo, John Kelley, Jarrod ValliereThere was some stiff competition in this category! The variety of subjects made it difficult to narrow down the selection to a top 5. All the videos looked seamless, which speaks to the hard work put in planning each project.
Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & overVideo Journalism-OtherSecond PlaceThe Sacramento BeeSacramentoFear and loathing the year 2020 - illustratedWow. What a way to sum up multiple, major events in 2020. There was so much detail in the illustrations, which all covered so many different aspects of all the events. The walking Trump throughout the piece kept everything centered. The humor was the icing on the cake!Sohail Al-Jamea, Jack Ohman, Neil NakahodoThere was some stiff competition in this category! The variety of subjects made it difficult to narrow down the selection to a top 5. All the videos looked seamless, which speaks to the hard work put in planning each project.
Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & overVideo Journalism-OtherThird PlaceSan Francisco ChronicleSan FranciscoThe Funeral SingerHaving the funeral singer serve as the narrator made her story more impactful and concluding with the photos of children made it very meaningful. The music was particularly important for a video like this one, and it helped carry the story thorough to the end.Manjula VargheseThere was some stiff competition in this category! The variety of subjects made it difficult to narrow down the selection to a top 5. All the videos looked seamless, which speaks to the hard work put in planning each project.
Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & overVideo Journalism-OtherFourth PlaceLos Angeles TimesEl SegundoOff Menu with Lucas Kwan PetersonI appreciated how the interviewer quickly built a rapport with each source as he visited each location. It made for an effective story. The videos used many methods to set each scene, from drone shots to close-ups of food preparation, which all help the viewer get transported to each place.Lucas Kwan Peterson, Cody Long, Yadira Flores, Vesta PartoviThere was some stiff competition in this category! The variety of subjects made it difficult to narrow down the selection to a top 5. All the videos looked seamless, which speaks to the hard work put in planning each project.
Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & overVideo Journalism-OtherFifth PlaceThe Mercury News/East Bay TimesSan JoseCoronavirus: After weeks on a ventilator, San Jose mother comes home to the most unbearable newsIt was amazing to see how up-close and personal the real impact of losing a loved one to COVID-19. The transitions and accompanying text helped piece together the story, and the transitions helped carry the story to the end.Randy VazquezThere was some stiff competition in this category! The variety of subjects made it difficult to narrow down the selection to a top 5. All the videos looked seamless, which speaks to the hard work put in planning each project.
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