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2020 California Journalism Awards Print Column winners – Weeklies: 25,001 & Over, Weeklies: 11,001-25,000 Circulation Group

2020 California Journalism Awards
Print Columns Contest Winners

Weeklies: 25,001 & Over, Weeklies: 11,001-25,000 Circulation Group


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 & over,Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000ColumnsFirst PlacePacific SunSan RafaelNikki SilversteinCompelling writing along with top-notch reporting make this submission the clear winner in the category.Nikki Silverstein
Weeklies: 25,001 & over,Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000ColumnsSecond PlacePalos Verdes Peninsula NewsRolling Hills EstatesLoneliness never felt so goodWell written and endearing, the columns connect with the audience, giving a real sense of community to the publication.Jean Shriver
Weeklies: 25,001 & over,Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000ColumnsThird PlaceMetro Silicon ValleySan JoseLocal Labor Escaped Reckoning for Earlier Racist Campaigns, Ben FoldsWell written and hard hitting, the columns take a compelling look at local politics, warts and all.Dan Pulcrano
Weeklies: 25,001 & over,Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000ColumnsFourth PlaceThousand Oaks AcornAgoura HillsCoronavirus + BLMConversational tone and interesting topics make these entries worthy of recognition.Eliav Appelbaum