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|
|Weeklies: 4,300 & under||Wildfire News Coverage||First Place||The Ark||Tiburon||S. Marin fire district to introduce drone program||Great comprehensive coverage. The concise, crisp sentences and quotes made it stand out. The background added to an informed backdrop.||Hannah Weikel|
|Weeklies: 4,300 & under||Wildfire News Coverage||Second Place||The Ark||Tiburon||PG&E: New microgrids may prevent shutoffs on peninsula||Very informative and helpful story for the community.||Hannah Weikel|
|Weeklies: 4,300 & under||Wildfire News Coverage||Third Place||King City Rustler||King City||Returning Home"; "Smoke Fills Air"; "Air Quality Degrades"||Timely, welcomed news. Very well crafted article||Ryan Cronk|
|Weeklies: 4,300 & under||Wildfire News Coverage||Fourth Place||The Weekly Calistogan||Calistoga||Calistoga escapes damage from LNU Complex Fires, others not so fortunate||Nice clear story with relevant details and timely for the audience||Cynthia Sweeney|
|Weeklies: 4,300 & under||Wildfire News Coverage||Fifth Place||The Trinity Journal||Weaverville||August Complex passes million-acre mark||Awesome background and insight into alternative arrangements for fairground use and government contracting; the first mention I saw of it. Clear paragraphs but needed a bit more quotes||Tony Reed|