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California Journalism Awards Print Editorial Comment Winners – Dailies: 15,000 & under

2020 California Journalism Awards
Print Editorial Comment 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 TitleCommentsCreditsCompetition Comments
Dailies: 15,000 & underEditorial CommentFirst PlaceThe TribuneSan Luis ObispoA SLO County sheriff's video meant to showcase diversity and concern. It was a PR flopNice mix of stats, public opinion give a good snapshot of both how video was received and some of the area's diversity issues.
Spot-on use of screenshots to help illustrate some of the video's most troubling aspects.
Very timely and constructive; offers thoughtful points not just in how the video failed, but what elements could have made for a video that would have had a more positive impact on the community.
Stephanie FinucaneTop five were hard to choose between. Lots of very strong work.
Dailies: 15,000 & underEditorial CommentSecond PlaceNapa Valley RegisterNapahttps://napavalleyregister.com/opinion/editorial/an-outstanding-way-to-serve-the-community/article_d78970c4-927d-53ce-bd37-c31ef854d9f4.htmlOriginal; surprising to find a success story in wildfire coverage.
Highly constructive, with a clear call to action.
Offers a strong analysis on how this communications model succeeded and how it could improve.
StaffTop five were hard to choose between. Lots of very strong work.
Dailies: 15,000 & underEditorial CommentThird PlaceThe UnionGrass ValleyClosed doors come natural to governmentWell-written piece; nice conversational but authoritative tone. Lots of great compelling evidence; very persuasive.The Union Editorial BoardTop five were hard to choose between. Lots of very strong work.
Dailies: 15,000 & underEditorial CommentFourth PlaceNapa Valley RegisterNapaNapa County is the new front line on wildfireSharp writing. Photo choice is absolutely perfect to illustrate this editorial. May have needed a few more specifics on how each group of stakeholders can meaningfully participate.
StaffTop five were hard to choose between. Lots of very strong work.
Dailies: 15,000 & underEditorial CommentFifth PlaceChico Enterprise-RecordChicoChico Enterprise-Record editorialsWell-written piece. Nice tone (but maybe a few too many rhetorical questions) Persuasive. Nice touch adding government contact info at the end; an ultimate call to action.Chico Enterprise-Record Editorial BoardTop five were hard to choose between. Lots of very strong work.
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