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2020 California Journalism Awards Print Local Coverage of Election 2020 Contest Winners – Weeklies: 25,001 & over

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

Weeklies: 25,001 & over

 

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: 25,001 & overLocal Coverage of Election 2020First PlacePalo Alto WeeklyPalo Alto10 for CouncilFantastic 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 & overLocal Coverage of Election 2020Second PlaceSimi Valley AcornAgoura HillsVoter guide info still incompleteWell-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 & overLocal Coverage of Election 2020Third PlaceSimi Valley AcornAgoura HillsCounty clerk decries use of unofficial boxesDetailed, fair and balanced local coverage of what became a big state election issue. Good work.Sylvie Belmond
Weeklies: 25,001 & overLocal Coverage of Election 2020Fourth PlaceSanta Barbara IndependentSanta BarbaraInside the Minds of Young Santa Barbara VotersCompelling design helped make the package work.Tyler Hayden
Weeklies: 25,001 & overLocal Coverage of Election 2020Fifth PlaceThe Salinas CalifornianSalinasWho'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
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