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: 15,001 - 50,000||Sports Feature Story||First Place||The Desert Sun||Palm Springs||Desert Sun: Andrew John on tennis and social change||Interesting and relevant story, using the 50th anniversary of the Original 9 in women's tennis and tying it nicely with current events. Story flowed well and kept my interest.||Andrew John|
|Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000||Sports Feature Story||Second Place||The Press Democrat||Santa Rosa||A teammate gone (June 6, 2020)||Interesting and tragic story that was a bit broader in scope than the headline and photos suggested. But there were many good quotes from the coach and it held my interest to the end.||Phil Barber|
|Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000||Sports Feature Story||Third Place||The Bakersfield Californian||Bakersfield||A rewarding journey: Homeless as a child, Liberty's Garcia has devoted life to mentoring others as a wrestling coach||Well written with a good narrative. The sources painted a vivid picture of what the wrestling coach's life was like growing up. It would have been nice to have heard from a player or two Garcia has coached in the past or is currently coaching and how he has impacted their lives.||Ron Stapp|
|Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000||Sports Feature Story||Fourth Place||The Modesto Bee||Modesto||While high school participation continues to decline, one girls sport is thriving||A subject that has been covered quite a lot in recent years, but this was a good update on how the sport of girls wrestling continues to gain in interest and popularity. The story combined state and national information on the sport with what was happening locally in the newspaper's readership area.||Julian A. Lopez|
|Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000||Sports Feature Story||Fifth Place||The Bakersfield Californian||Bakersfield||Family, community left devastated by death of North High sophomore||Tragic story of a young man gone too soon. Nicely written.||Clay Cunningham|