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||Writing||First Place||The Desert Sun||Palm Springs||Desert Sun: A bird oasis burned in Niland. Its owner vows to rebuild||Very descriptive language that puts the reader at the scene. Lengthy story that doesn't feel long thanks to its colorful vocabulary and details that keep the interest level high.||Mark Olalde|
|Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000||Writing||Second Place||The Modesto Bee||Modesto||Grim news comes home with Stanislaus County's first coronavirus death||The ending may be abrupt, but it is very powerful.||Garth Stapley|
|Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000||Writing||Third Place||The Desert Sun||Palm Springs||Desert Sun: Jurors acquit man, help him get his life back||Story expertly weaves the past and present to give an interesting narrative that is easy to read.||Christopher Damien|
|Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000||Writing||Fourth Place||Press-Telegram||Long Beach||Love in the time of coronavirus: Long Beach couple weds in a changed world||Hayley Munguia|
|Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000||Writing||Fifth Place||The Bakersfield Californian||Bakersfield||Resident who shared his Superman alter ego dies||Steven Mayer|