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JOE — California Journalism Awards Print Wildfire News Coverage Winners – Weeklies: 4,300 & under

2020 California Journalism Awards
Print Wildfire News Coverage Winners

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: 4,300 & underWildfire News CoverageFirst PlaceThe ArkTiburonS. Marin fire district to introduce drone programGreat comprehensive coverage. The concise, crisp sentences and quotes made it stand out. The background added to an informed backdrop.Hannah Weikel
Weeklies: 4,300 & underWildfire News CoverageSecond PlaceThe ArkTiburonPG&E: New microgrids may prevent shutoffs on peninsulaVery informative and helpful story for the community.Hannah Weikel
Weeklies: 4,300 & underWildfire News CoverageThird PlaceKing City RustlerKing CityReturning Home"; "Smoke Fills Air"; "Air Quality Degrades"Timely, welcomed news. Very well crafted articleRyan Cronk
Weeklies: 4,300 & underWildfire News CoverageFourth PlaceThe Weekly CalistoganCalistogaCalistoga escapes damage from LNU Complex Fires, others not so fortunateNice clear story with relevant details and timely for the audienceCynthia Sweeney
Weeklies: 4,300 & underWildfire News CoverageFifth PlaceThe Trinity JournalWeavervilleAugust Complex passes million-acre markAwesome 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 quotesTony Reed