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||Credits|
|Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000||Coverage of Local Government||First Place||The Desert Sun||Palm Springs||Desert Sun: Short-term vacation rentals become hot-button issue||Melissa Daniels, Sherry Barkas, Shane Newell, Maria Sestito|
|Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000||Coverage of Local Government||Second Place||The Press Democrat||Santa Rosa||Public money behind Alliance memberships (July 19, 2020)||Tyler Silvy|
|Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000||Coverage of Local Government||Third Place||The Fresno Bee||Fresno||Youth advocates say this Fresno program helped build trust in police. What happened to it?||Brianna Calix|
|Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000||Coverage of Local Government||Fourth Place||Press-Telegram||Long Beach||Long Beach only saw one major fire in last week's unrest. But for the business owner, it was 17 years of his life||Hayley Munguia, Emily Rasmussen|
|Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000||Coverage of Local Government||Fifth Place||The Bakersfield Californian||Bakersfield||The battle over controversial immigrant detention facilities||Sam Morgen|