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JOE — California Journalism Awards Print Writing Winners – Weeklies: 25,001 & over

2020 California Journalism Awards
Print Writing Winners

Weeklies: 25,001 & over


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 & overWritingFirst PlaceMetro Silicon ValleySan JoseHundreds of Rubber Bullets Later, San Jose Confronts Human Toll of Forceful TacticsA vivid, graphic portrayal of a once-in-a-generation uprising.Jennifer Wadsworth
Weeklies: 25,001 & overWritingSecond PlaceThousand Oaks AcornAgoura HillsHomeless HometownDawn Megli
Weeklies: 25,001 & overWritingThird PlaceThe Salinas CalifornianSalinasA woman vulnerable to COVID-19 must choose: marriage or health insuranceJoe Szydlowski
Weeklies: 25,001 & overWritingFourth PlaceThousand Oaks AcornAgoura HillsSports complex at center of Bryant tragedyKyle Jorrey
Weeklies: 25,001 & overWritingFifth PlaceThe Salinas CalifornianSalinasFor those who used to be on parole, the newfound ability to vote is an important riteAngelica Cabral