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2020 California Journalism Awards Print Agricultural Reporting Contest Winners – Dailies: 50,001 & over, Dailies: 15,001 – 50,000

2020 California Journalism Awards
Print Agricultural Reporting Contest Winners

Dailies: 50,001 & over, Dailies: 15,001 – 50,000

 

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
Dailies: 50,001 & over,Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000Agricultural ReportingFirst PlaceThe Desert SunPalm SpringsDesert Sun: Fear in the fieldsOverall, solid reporting on how the pandemic impacted farm workers in your community. I admired your success in getting former COVID sufferers to come forward and share their stories. The writing did a great job in placing a human face on the situation.Rebecca Plevin
Dailies: 50,001 & over,Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000Agricultural ReportingSecond PlaceLos Angeles TimesEl SegundoThe struggles of California farmworkersOverall, great job in capturing the challenges faced by farm workers in the Central Valley. I admire the reporter's tenacity in reaching out to the workers to record their stories. I learned more about how bad the COVID pandemic impacted the state's farm labor.Anita Chabria
Dailies: 50,001 & over,Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000Agricultural ReportingThird PlaceThe Press DemocratSanta RosaCommunity in crisis struggling to survive (Oct. 18, 2020)Excellent reporting that gives readers a great sense of the challenges faced by undocumented farm workers. I admire your publication's work in giving them a voice and showing how the wildfires devastated the grape industry.Martin Espinoza
Dailies: 50,001 & over,Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000Agricultural ReportingFourth PlaceSan Francisco ChronicleSan FranciscoSan Francisco Chronicle: California Agriculture's Climate ChallengeA nice set of stories that vividly illustrate the impacts of climate change on the different ag industries.Esther Mobley, JD Morris
Dailies: 50,001 & over,Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000Agricultural ReportingFifth PlaceLos Angeles TimesEl SegundoThe future of agMost of the stories were good - the strongest was the feature on the cattle market.L.A. Times Staff
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