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California Journalism Awards Print Coverage of Protests and Racial Justice-News or Feature Stories Winners – Dailies: 15,000 & under

2020 California Journalism Awards
Print Coverage of Protests and Racial Justice-News or Feature Stories Winners

Dailies: 15,000 & under

 

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
Dailies: 15,000 & underCoverage of Protests and Racial Justice-News or Feature StoriesFirst PlaceThe TribuneSan Luis ObispoHow SLO protest leader Tianna Arata went from outsider to the middle of historyThis is a great look at a protest overall but really shines a light on one of the assumed leaders, her personal experience and how she got involved. The lead draws you in off the bat and the type of story-telling throughout the piece keeps you engaged, even though it's a long read.Mackenzie Shuman
Dailies: 15,000 & underCoverage of Protests and Racial Justice-News or Feature StoriesSecond PlaceThe TribuneSan Luis ObispoHow once-peaceful Black Lives Matter march in SLO ended in a standoff and tear gasThe coverage was well doneCassandra Garibay, Lindsey Holden, David Middlecamp
Dailies: 15,000 & underCoverage of Protests and Racial Justice-News or Feature StoriesThird PlaceMarin Independent JournalSan RafaelStatue of controversial Spanish missionary Serra toppled by protestersThe initial story is a different take on the protests that have been happening recently, shows a different perspective.
Overall, it was a nice progression of coverage on a local protest and subsequent related events
Adrian Rodriguez, Matthew Pera
Dailies: 15,000 & underCoverage of Protests and Racial Justice-News or Feature StoriesFourth PlaceVisalia Times-DeltaVisaliaCoverage of George Floyd death protests in VisaliaI liked the thorough coverage of the events from start to finish and how different protests were sparked from George Floyd's death. Follow up coverage overall was good.Vongni Yang , Joshua Yeager , Krya Haas, Sheyanne Romero
Dailies: 15,000 & underCoverage of Protests and Racial Justice-News or Feature StoriesFifth PlaceMarin Independent JournalSan RafaelMill Valley mayor roasted for dodge on racial justiceLike the diversity of coverage on the topic of racism stemming from comments made by the mayor. Showed a good range of coverage with different groups.
Adrian Rodriguez, Lorenzo Morotti, Keri Brenner
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