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2020 California Journalism Awards Print Coverage of Business News Winners – Dailies: 50,001 & over

2020 California Journalism Awards
Print Coverage of Business News Contest Winners

Dailies: 50,001 & over Circulation Group

 

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 & overCoverage of Business NewsFirst PlaceLos Angeles TimesEl SegundoRace, business and equity in AmericaCompelling writing, top-notch reporting. The coverage's biggest accomplishment: Putting a human face on the statistics behind systemic racism.L.A. Times Staff
Dailies: 50,001 & overCoverage of Business NewsSecond PlaceSan Francisco ChronicleSan FranciscoSan Francisco Chronicle: The Gig Worker ReferendumSuperb coverage. Shows real-world impact of the law, while providing voters information about the ballot initiative.Carolyn Said
Dailies: 50,001 & overCoverage of Business NewsThird PlaceThe San Diego Union-TribuneSan DiegoMexican workers dying from COVID-19Superb job of putting a human face on the cost of a global pandemic.Wendy Fry
Dailies: 50,001 & overCoverage of Business NewsFourth PlaceLos Angeles TimesEl SegundoIndependent Contractors: AB 5 and Prop. 22Superb reporting. Shows real-world consequences of policy. Fascinating details about algorithms and how companies track their employees.Margot Roosevelt, Johana Bhuiyan, Suhauna Hussain
Dailies: 50,001 & overCoverage of Business NewsFifth PlaceLos Angeles TimesEl SegundoConsumer safety or consumer confusion?Explains complex law and science in an easily digestible way. Weaving in historical context also praiseworthy. Superb writing and reportingGeoffrey Mohan
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