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2020 California Journalism Awards Print Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-Profiles Contest Winners – Dailies: 15,000 & under

2020 California Journalism Awards
Print Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-Profiles Contest Winners

Dailies: 15,000 & under

 

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: 15,000 & underCoverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-ProfilesFirst PlaceMarin Independent JournalSan RafaelFairfax couple await release from 'nightmare' coronavirus quarantineThe descriptive details kept me interested from start to finish. This story seems just as fresh and interesting now as when it was first published.Matthew Pera
Dailies: 15,000 & underCoverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-ProfilesSecond PlaceSanta Cruz SentinelSanta CruzBreast cancer diagnosis during pandemic a hard road to travelEven though this is a relevant topic, I haven't seen it covered during the pandemic. Nice angle and interesting, heartfelt read.Jessica A. York
Dailies: 15,000 & underCoverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-ProfilesThird PlaceNapa Valley RegisterNapaCovid wedding 'paws-poned': Napa couple makes the best of wedding delayHad fun reading this one. Writer did a great job weaving together words to set a fun tone and give readers great insight into this couple's lives.Jennifer Huffman
Dailies: 15,000 & underCoverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-ProfilesFourth PlaceMarin Independent JournalSan RafaelMarin man in Chinese virus zone details 'scary' sceneThis took a lot of coordinating, and it shows. Good topic and good insight into why someone might want to stay at ground zero.Matthew Pera
Dailies: 15,000 & underCoverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-ProfilesFifth PlaceSanta Maria TimesSanta MariaSaxmanGood heart-warming story.Mike Hodgson
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