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|
|Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000||Land-Use Reporting||First Place||The Desert Sun||Palm Springs||Desert Sun: Will California finally fix the Salton Sea?||This series of stories over the course of a year demonstrates deep reporting on the longstanding issue of how to mitigate the environmental hazards of the Salton Sea.||Mark Olalde|
|Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000||Land-Use Reporting||Second Place||The Fresno Bee||Fresno||This Madera County community is running out of water - and the only well might fail||This reporting on a town dealing with wells drying up raises and explores important land use questions.||Monica Vaughan|
|Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000||Land-Use Reporting||Third Place||The Desert Sun||Palm Springs||Desert Sun: A tribe considers building a prison||A fascinating exploration of a tribe's idea to build a prison and add water to the Salton Sea. Thoroughly researched.||Rebecca Plevin, Amanda Ulrich|
|Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000||Land-Use Reporting||Fourth Place||The Press Democrat||Santa Rosa||Fountaingrove won't be whole for years (Jan. 26, 2020)||Will Schmitt|
|Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000||Land-Use Reporting||Fifth Place||The Fresno Bee||Fresno||Industrial farms leave water wells 'high and dry' despite regulations, Madera residents say||Monica Vaughan|