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JOE — California Journalism Awards Print Public Service Journalism Winners – Weeklies: 25,001 & over,Weeklies: 11,001 – 25,000,Weeklies: 4,301 – 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & under

2020 California Journalism Awards
Print Public Service Journalism Winners

Weeklies: 25,001 & over,Weeklies: 11,001 – 25,000,Weeklies: 4,301 – 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & 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
Weeklies: 25,001 & over,Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000,Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & underPublic Service JournalismFirst PlaceMetro Silicon ValleySan JoseSJPD Officers Mock Muslims, BLM Protesters on Social MediaDeep reporting by Metro Silicon Valley staff who tracked racist comments by police on social media. In the end, 14 misdemeanor cases were dropped that involved testimony from five of those officers.Jennifer Wadsworth
Weeklies: 25,001 & over,Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000,Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & underPublic Service JournalismSecond PlaceSierra SunTruckeeDeep cleaningThe Sierra Sun shed light on trash, plastics and other material that end up in Lake Tahoe, most unusually from polyethylene sand bags. Now residents are regularly cleaning up piers, and openly protesting against tourism and urging all to stop littering.Justin Scacco, Michelle Gartner, Rebecca O'Neil
Weeklies: 25,001 & over,Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000,Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & underPublic Service JournalismThird PlaceThe ArkTiburonRace incidents lead to resignations, investigations, reform, citizen panelThe Ark's continual reporting on race incidents led to investigations, resignations,
reform and a citizen panel all in
six months.
Hannah Weikel, Deirdre McCrohan, Kevin Hessel, Matthew Hose
Weeklies: 25,001 & over,Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000,Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & underPublic Service JournalismFourth PlaceThe Salinas CalifornianSalinasCOVID-19 rips through California motel rooms of guest workers who pick nation's produceDeep records reporting by The Salinas Californian found that ag companies didn't always notify local public health departments of health outbreaks. The Californian tied it all together.Kate Cimini , Jackie Botts
Weeklies: 25,001 & over,Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000,Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & underPublic Service JournalismFifth PlaceThe Desert ReviewBrawleyLocals gather to address issues at Memory GardensThe Desert Review brought the community together to create a foundation to bring water to a neglected cemetery. Incredibly persuasive video.Kayla Kirby, Betty Miller, Laura Aguero, Joselito Villero
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