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2020 California Journalism Awards Print Local Coverage of Election 2020 Contest Winners – Weeklies: 4,301 – 11,000, Weeklies: 4,300 & under

2020 California Journalism Awards
Print Local Coverage of Election 2020 Contest Winners

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: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & underLocal Coverage of Election 2020First PlaceElk Grove CitizenElk GroveMayor's Associates Accused of HarassmentExcellent series that covered multiple angles of the dark underbelly of local politics. The story shed light on cultural nuances and furthers public conversation. I can't wait for the grand jury report! I'd like to see an in-depth story about the clan traditions that could deepen community understanding.Lance Armstrong
Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & underLocal Coverage of Election 2020Second PlaceThe ArkTiburonHopefuls for council and school board square off in forumsExcellent, clearly reported coverage of the candidates. The writing flowed smoothly and the breakout into topics made it easy to follow.Hannah Weikel, Emily Lavin
Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & underLocal Coverage of Election 2020Third PlaceCalaveras EnterpriseSan AndreasFailure of Measure H puts future of Calaveras High School field in doubtA nicely written, clear story about the impacts of a measure's failure on the community and the reasons behind it. This is the kind of story that might get buried in a contest among heavy political hitters. It's just a good story exemplifying the importance of local journalism.Guy Dossi
Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & underLocal Coverage of Election 2020Fourth PlaceDana Point TimesCapistrano BeachPAC Spends Thousands to Oppose Local Candidate, Both Newkirk and Frost Denounce TacticsInteresting and informative story for readers to understand the complex topic of campaign financing and some of its shadier elements.Lillian Boyd
Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & underLocal Coverage of Election 2020Fifth PlaceSanta Clara WeeklySanta ClaraPolitical Scientists Look at Santa Clara's Landmark 2020 City Council ElectionsInteresting story about an emerging trend in politics that I found informative in a way that isn't often covered.Carolyn Schu
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