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|
|Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000,Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & under||Breaking News||First Place||The Ark||Tiburon||Store owners: Late-night encounter with Tiburon police motivated by race||Great balanced story. It was timely and culturally/socially relevant.|
The sentences were clear and powerful. The paragraph breaks logical and consistent. And the story flowed seamlessly even with the introduction of the officer's past.
|Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000,Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & under||Breaking News||Second Place||The Ark||Tiburon||Bay Area ordered to shelter in place||The story was comprehensive and well-thought out. I appreciate the care to detail and the reference to dates to establish a timeline.|
It was timely and relevant for the audience, and helpful to understand the parameters of the shelter-in-place order.
|Kevin Hessel, Emily Lavin|
|Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000,Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & under||Breaking News||Third Place||Santa Clara Weekly||Santa Clara||Good Plan Brian - Second Retired Santa Clara Cop Indicted in eBay Harassment Scheme||This was a creatively crafted story. The back story helped connect the dots.|
The sentences were intentional. There wasn't any unnecessary verbiage as to the allegations against the former officers. The story helped lead to action items within the Santa Clara Community.
|Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000,Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & under||Breaking News||Fourth Place||Santa Clara Weekly||Santa Clara||Employees Accuse Assessor's Office of Forcing People Back to Work Regardless of County Orders||Clear sentences and logical formatting. It was balanced and considerate.||Erika Towne|
|Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000,Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & under||Breaking News||Fifth Place||Lincoln News Messenger||Lincoln||Sun City Lincoln Hills board fires executive director Friday||It was a clear story about community politics. The writing was good.||Carol Feineman|