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JOE — California Journalism Awards Print Writing Winners – Weeklies: 4,300 & under

2020 California Journalism Awards
Print Writing 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 & underWritingFirst PlaceThe ArkTiburonHarbormaster works to restore order out on Richardson BayA timely and interesting story that nicely weaved in sights and sounds of being out on the water with the Harbormaster. The lead was engaging and drew me into the story.Gretchen Lang
Weeklies: 4,300 & underWritingSecond PlaceAfter Five: The North State MagazineReddingSummer of '85 - A Look Back at the Filming of Stand By MeA well-researched and engaging story with a lot of interesting insights from people who were there 35 years ago during the filming of the iconic movie.Aaron Williams, Ron Harrington
Weeklies: 4,300 & underWritingThird PlaceThe ArkTiburonTiburon girl debuts voice-acting skills in Pixar's 'Soul'An interesting and engaging story about a girl debuting in voice acting in a big way. The story was well organized with good pacing to allow the reader to see how the girl received her big break.Hannah Weikel
Weeklies: 4,300 & underWritingFourth PlaceAfter Five: The North State MagazineReddingOh! Christmas TreesAn interesting topic for a story that offered good insights into where those massive trees come from and the man behind it all. Good details and I liked the timelines of the final quote.Aaron Williams
Weeklies: 4,300 & underWritingFifth PlaceAfter Five: The North State MagazineReddingHonoring the Greatest Generation - City Manager's World War II Home MuseumWell-researched and good use of details.Aaron Williams