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JOE — California Journalism Awards Print Profile Story Winners – Weeklies: 11,001 – 25,000

2020 California Journalism Awards
Print Profile Story Winners

Weeklies: 11,001 – 25,000


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: 11,001 - 25,000Profile StoryFirst PlaceLos Altos Town CrierLos AltosNeysa Fligor blazes a trail as Los Altos' first Black mayorWell-written and interesting profile.Eric He
Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000Profile StorySecond PlaceCoachella Valley IndependentCathedral CityPandemic Stories: A Chat With Nine Local Members of Alcoholics Anonymous About How They're Dealing With the Shelter-in-Place OrderAn insightful look at an important topic. I would have liked to have seen more photos. There is a problem with photographing an anonymous meeting, obviously, but I would have liked to see a creative solution such as screenshots not showing faces, etc.Valerie Jean Hume
Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000Profile StoryThird PlacePleasanton WeeklyPleasantonGretchen's legacyA touching story about a moving family legacy.Ryan Degan
Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000Profile StoryFourth PlacePacific SunSan RafaelNorth Bay Youth are Ready to SucceedInteresting story about the younger generation. Great lead photo.Charlie Swanson
Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000Profile StoryFifth PlacePalos Verdes Peninsula NewsRolling Hills EstatesFriends notice woman's stroke over ZoomFeel-good story about the unlikely benefits of a Zoom chat between friends. Well done.Michael Hixon