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2020 California Journalism Awards Print In-Depth Reporting Contest Winners – Weeklies: 11,001-25,000, Weeklies: 4,301-11,000, Weeklies: 4,300 & under

2020 California Journalism Awards
Print In-Depth Reporting Contest Winners

Weeklies: 11,001-25,000, Weeklies: 4,301-11,000, Weeklies: 4,300 & 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
Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000,Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & underIn-Depth ReportingFirst PlaceSanta Clara WeeklySanta ClaraCity Salaries SeriesIt's pieces like this one on Santa Clara that people really need to read.
Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000,Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & underIn-Depth ReportingSecond PlaceThe Sonoma Index-TribuneSonomaSpotlight on HousingGreat report here.
Great obtaining the inside story on Heather Christensen, you put a face to the hardship, especially on the scam that took her last bit of money. I completely understand this great report is not all on homelessness.
Great detail and sourcing out experts talking about the high cost of property.
However I imagine images and a story of a rent-burdened family with children would have added greatly to the edition that featured Christensen. Can you imagine capturing the faces of these young children living in cramped quarters? Farm workers, single moms, single dads, perhaps, but it shows the lack of affordable housing. The home is the safe place for children, but when that place is threatened, and parents pay the rent before buying food, this makes for an extremely volatile situation. CBOs can always help, just know they will likely set you up with people they want you to talk to. Nothing beats hitting the streets for stories.
Nice work here!
Well done!
Christian Kallen, Kate Williams, Anne Ward Ernst, Lorna Sheridan
Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000,Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & underIn-Depth ReportingThird PlaceComstock's MagazineSacramentoLaying the Groundwork: A widespread effort to achieve environmental justice in Sacramento is gaining momentumShame that too many people are unaware that redlining contributed to thousands of vulnerable neighborhoods.
The 'Laying the Groundwork' can empower people in vulnerable neighborhoods to speak up, demand change.
I enjoyed reading this piece. Too often, our readers need a refresher course in the inequalities of our nation, it doesn't mean we hate our nation. Most U.S. cities have a history of redlining, which played a part in creating vulnerable neighborhoods.
You've done some very nice work here.
Sena Christian
Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000,Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & underIn-Depth ReportingFourth PlaceThe Business JournalFresnoPPP reportingFinally! PPPs explained.
I can think of three biz leaders who should have read this piece before applying for a PPP.
The individual charts showing how much each city/county has applied is fantastic; and shows how many jobs retained.
Good work here!
Frank Lopez, Gabriel Dillard
Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000,Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & underIn-Depth ReportingFifth PlaceGlendale News-PressLos AngelesArtsakh War Reopens Old WoundsA great story of support that brings discussion, and so much more.
It's stories like these that help us learn. Great piece here.
Mark Geers, Zane Hill
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