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JOE — California Journalism Awards Print Local Coverage of Election 2020 Winners – Dailies: 15,000 & under

2020 California Journalism Awards
Print Local Coverage of Election 2020 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 TitleCommentsCredits
Dailies: 15,000 & underLocal Coverage of Election 2020First PlaceChico Enterprise-RecordChicoA council divided, a city confusedReporter Robin Epley is a true pro for deciphering one of the most convoluted local election plans in California. With clear and lively writing - with a bit of humor thrown in - she unravels what local voters will need to know while connecting with her audience with writing that acknowledges the absurdity of the complex system without veering into opinion. The excellent graphic also gives a clear understanding with a glance and is the best of how such concepts serve readers.Robin Epley
Dailies: 15,000 & underLocal Coverage of Election 2020Second PlaceRecord SearchlightReddingElection issues in California's North StateReporter Matt Brannon turned a pat trope - that the North state is conservative - on its head with a nuanced look at pockets of liberalism in these red counties. Loved the demographic comparison to other states - a quick and insightful visual that added fun to the story. Showed real understanding of the area and was well written.Matt Brannon
Dailies: 15,000 & underLocal Coverage of Election 2020Third PlaceVisalia Times-DeltaVisaliaCalifornia GOP defiant in face of illegal ballot harvesting chargesClear and comprehensive coverage of an important and complicated election issue. Used a good variety of sources and represented all sides thoroughly.James Ward, Joshua Yeager
Dailies: 15,000 & underLocal Coverage of Election 2020Fourth PlaceThe TribuneSan Luis ObispoSLO County city councils are almost 90% white. Young voters want change, and here's howUsed comprehensive reporting to get at an issue important to young voters.Cassandra Garibay, Lindsey Holden
Dailies: 15,000 & underLocal Coverage of Election 2020Fifth PlaceThe UnionGrass ValleyMaking historyPulled out the interesting fact of the all-women majority. Good coverage of a race/issue that is hyper local.Liz Kellar
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