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California Journalism Awards Print Enterprise News Story or Series Winners – Weeklies: 25,001 & over

2020 California Journalism Awards
Print Enterprise News Story or Series Winners

Weeklies: 25,001 & over

 

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
Weeklies: 25,001 & overEnterprise News Story or SeriesFirst PlaceMetro Silicon ValleySan JoseRacism in the Streets: How Homelessness Became a Civil Rights Issue in South BayThis gripping story takes startling statistics and expertly weaves in moving human perspectives and historic context. The result is an important look at one of the most critical issues facing the nation.Grace Hase
Weeklies: 25,001 & overEnterprise News Story or SeriesSecond PlaceSanta Barbara IndependentSanta BarbaraIs Highway 154 the Blood Alley We All Think It Is?Great idea to look at a decade's worth of data to debunk a longstanding belief that one stretch of highway was one of the deadliest. Searchable database is also a helpful resource for readers wanting to delve into the issue on their own.Tyler Hayden
Weeklies: 25,001 & overEnterprise News Story or SeriesThird PlaceThousand Oaks AcornAgoura HillsBorderline Second AnniversaryThis series compassionately presents the raw emotions, grief and heartbreak of survivors of the horrific Borderline shooting. Describing the background of the memorial sculptures and the touching anniversary tribute reveal the lasting pain felt throughout the community.Dawn Megli, Michael Coons, Richard Gillard
Weeklies: 25,001 & overEnterprise News Story or SeriesFourth PlacePalo Alto WeeklyPalo AltoSilicon Valley's underground food movement is driven by Instagram and COVID economicsA nicely told story peeling away the challenges facing those selling homemade food to make money during the pandemic. Interviews with several home cooks facing licensing challenges and strong photos helped turn what could have been a bureaucratic piece into a compelling read.Elena Kadvany
Weeklies: 25,001 & overEnterprise News Story or SeriesFifth PlaceMetro Silicon ValleySan JoseDelays, Barriers Plague Santa Clara County's Quarantine SubsidiesA vivid look at the frustrations faced by those who need help the most during the pandemic, and the hardworking people who are trying to bridge the gap. Moving interviews and dramatic statistics make for an impactful read.Jennifer Wadsworth
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