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: 50,001 & over||In-Depth Reporting||First Place||Los Angeles Times||El Segundo||A Toxic Secret Lurks in Deep Sea||The energetic writing, dramatic imagery and immersive online presentation make this DDT story a truly cinematic read. It has all the elements of an adventure pic, expertly reconstructing decades of heart-pounding discoveries and disappointments associated with this complicated and controversial topic -- while also explaining its relevance today.||Rosanna Xia|
|Dailies: 50,001 & over||In-Depth Reporting||Second Place||The San Diego Union-Tribune||San Diego||Missing in Mexico||The pain of parents searching for their missing children is palpable in this series. The descriptions of families literally digging for the remains of their loved ones is visceral, heartbreaking and unforgettable.||Wendy Fry, Alejandro Tamayo, Alexandra Mendoza|
|Dailies: 50,001 & over||In-Depth Reporting||Third Place||San Francisco Chronicle||San Francisco||San Francisco Chronicle: Delta on the Edge||The compelling interviews with the people whose lives and livelihoods will be most affected by proposed changes to the Delta really bring this story to life. Lots of terrific drone and still photography add to the impact and help the reader understand the scope of the evolving challenges of this important area.||Kurtis Alexander, Santiago Mejia, Carlos Avila Gonzales|
|Dailies: 50,001 & over||In-Depth Reporting||Fourth Place||Los Angeles Times||El Segundo||You see the warnings everywhere. But does Prop. 65 really protect you?||A fascinating look at how a well-intentioned proposition morphed into a money-making machine. Clear, concise explanations make this topic easy for readers to follow and understand.||Geoffrey Mohan|
|Dailies: 50,001 & over||In-Depth Reporting||Fifth Place||Los Angeles Times||El Segundo||L.A.'s storied Magic Castle shaken by allegations of sexual misconduct, racism||This well-researched story reveals a much darker side to a familiar landmark. Stark details from multiple lawsuits and strong interviews make this a truly absorbing read.||Daniel Miller, Amy Kaufman|