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: 15,000 & under||Coverage of Youth and Education||First Place||The Tribune||San Luis Obispo||Number of failing grades soar as SLO County students struggle with distance learning||Truly eye-popping reporting on the impacts of the pandemic on learning,||Mackenzie Shuman|
|Dailies: 15,000 & under||Coverage of Youth and Education||Second Place||The Tribune||San Luis Obispo||How do you learn remotely with no internet? SLO County families struggle to connect||Excellent presentation, strong writing and supportive facts that explains clearly the impacts of distance learning in a rural community.||Lindsey Holden|
|Dailies: 15,000 & under||Coverage of Youth and Education||Third Place||Record Searchlight||Redding||Why Native American students are absent at higher levels in Shasta County||Very interesting story about a subject that is all too frequently buried. Particularly timely as the country and the state grapple with racial and ethnic inequity.||Nada Atieh|
|Dailies: 15,000 & under||Coverage of Youth and Education||Fourth Place||The Porterville Recorder||Porterville||Granite HIlls make adjustments after student survey||Nicely presented, clear and factual. Strong writing and a topic that was likely broadly read by the community.||Nayirah Dosu|
|Dailies: 15,000 & under||Coverage of Youth and Education||Fifth Place||Santa Maria Times||Santa Maria||'Where's your passport?'||Good series on racism among students and how a community is tasked with addressing it.||Joe Bailey, Laura Place|