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|
|Weeklies: 25,001 & over||Local Coverage of Election 2020||First Place||Palo Alto Weekly||Palo Alto||10 for Council||Fantastic work, and far and away tops in this category. The writer shows an amazing knowledge of the city, the candidates and the issues--and, wow, interviewing and profiling 10 candidates this well is a lot of work. Truly a public service to the citizens of Palo Alto.||Gennady Sheyner|
|Weeklies: 25,001 & over||Local Coverage of Election 2020||Second Place||Simi Valley Acorn||Agoura Hills||Voter guide info still incomplete||Well-done coverage of a huge mess made by county election officials. I'd have loved to have seen a follow-up piece about the effects this had (or didn't have) on the election outcome.||Sylvie Belmond, Melissa Simon|
|Weeklies: 25,001 & over||Local Coverage of Election 2020||Third Place||Simi Valley Acorn||Agoura Hills||County clerk decries use of unofficial boxes||Detailed, fair and balanced local coverage of what became a big state election issue. Good work.||Sylvie Belmond|
|Weeklies: 25,001 & over||Local Coverage of Election 2020||Fourth Place||Santa Barbara Independent||Santa Barbara||Inside the Minds of Young Santa Barbara Voters||Compelling design helped make the package work.||Tyler Hayden|
|Weeklies: 25,001 & over||Local Coverage of Election 2020||Fifth Place||The Salinas Californian||Salinas||Who's behind political mailers targeting progressives, women, Latinos and senior citizens?||Good sleuthing work by the reporter to figure out who was behind deceptive mailings.||Angelica Cabral|