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||Enterprise News Story or Series||First Place||The Tribune||San Luis Obispo||What do young SLO County voters care about the most? Here's their Citizens' Agenda||What a neat, innovative way of engaging with readers! I loved how the project first sought to identify the issues important to the target audience and then sought out answers and solutions from the candidates for office.||Kaytlyn Leslie, Cassandra Garibay|
|Dailies: 15,000 & under||Enterprise News Story or Series||Second Place||Napa Valley Register||Napa||Life in "The Bowl"||This story was an interesting, yet non-exploitative glimpse into homeless camps that are popping up all over the place.||Jennifer Huffman|
|Dailies: 15,000 & under||Enterprise News Story or Series||Third Place||Santa Maria Times||Santa Maria||Local podcaster sheds new light on disappearance of Kristin Smart||Interesting feature, and the podcaster angle was a neat way to breathe new life into an old story.||Dave Minsky|
|Dailies: 15,000 & under||Enterprise News Story or Series||Fourth Place||The San Bernardino Sun||San Bernardino||Unresponsive, elderly patient spent 2 hours in Loma Linda VA waiting room before death||Nice job bringing to light an important oversight.||Scott Schwebke|
|Dailies: 15,000 & under||Enterprise News Story or Series||Fifth Place||Napa Valley Register||Napa||Traffic Tales: Taking advantage of the Vine's free ride||This series is a unique way to tackle traffic issues -- a subject that can sometimes come across as pretty pedestrian. I'm sure the readers appreciate this feature.||Barry Eberling|