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||Sports Feature Story||First Place||Los Angeles Times||El Segundo||UCLA football remains success-starved, but no program is eating richer||Top-notch reporting and research revealed numbers that left my jaw dropping after every paragraph. Checks off all the boxes in what makes for a great sports feature.||Nathan Fenno, David Wharton|
|Dailies: 50,001 & over||Sports Feature Story||Second Place||Los Angeles Times||El Segundo||Volleyball star Hayley Hodson had it all, until blows to her head changed everything||Journalism at its finest. Poignant and engaging to the point where you feel the subject's pain. Well organized, relevant, effective use of language. Not much - if any - separated the 1st and 2nd place stories.||Patrick Hruby|
|Dailies: 50,001 & over||Sports Feature Story||Third Place||San Francisco Chronicle||San Francisco||San Francisco Chronicle: Kaepernick and Castlemont||Out of all the stories that have been written on Colin Kaepernick, this one is arguably the best. Fine job of reporting and finding an angle no one has written on.||Scott Ostler|
|Dailies: 50,001 & over||Sports Feature Story||Fourth Place||The Orange County Register||Anaheim||For Lakers support staff, the bubble has been a frantic, collaborative effort||The authors deserve plaudits for coming up with such a unique story angle and the fine level of detail and reporting. Excellent piece of work.||Kyle Goon|
|Dailies: 50,001 & over||Sports Feature Story||Fifth Place||Los Angeles Times||El Segundo||As big leagues play amid a pandemic, memories of when barrio baseball ruled East L.A.||Stellar job of writing and reporting. I felt like I was transported back to the 1940s and '50s and could picture what barrio baseball was all about.||Kevin Baxter|