2018 California Journalism Awards - Digital Division

Informational Graphic ( Monthly Unique Visitors: 200,001 & over)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Sacramento Business Journal
    Entry Title: SBJ Informational Graphic entries
    Entry Credit: Stephanie Hays
    Judge Comment: This package was excellent. The Arts in Sacramento was my favorite. Really liked the way that the graphics stood out on their own and told the story, while adding clarity and tangible information to the reader. Great that the style matched with the story - highly colorful, artistic graphics and headers.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Sex and the City 20th Anniversary
    Entry Credit: Kyle Kim, Kate Stanhope, Chris Keller
    Judge Comment: Not a Sex and the City viewer, but I loved the style and flow of this infographic. The colors, the cosmo glasses fit the 'Sex and the City' theme - plus the small recaps of the relationships and suitors helped informed the uninitiated. The vertical flow also helps to keep things controlled and understandable regardless of device.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Dodger Stadium Shade
    Entry Credit: Joe Fox
    Judge Comment: Wow. Wow. Wow. This is excellent. The breadth of information packed into this is awesome. The modeling is great, the info is easily understood, plenty of interactivity to this infographic. My only issue, is that despite the Dodger Stadium models it doesn't feel like baseball. The style seems clinical and a little too white. Where the 'Sex and the City' entry matched its subject so well, I don't know if this did.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: San Francisco Chronicle
    Entry Title: California Fire Tracker
    Entry Credit: Emma O'Neill, Clint Wirtanen, Audrey DeBruine, Lucio Villa
    Judge Comment: Great map. Easily understood and clear in its execution. The ability to click through to stories was great and the addition of a newsletter signup made this one stand out over the other fire infographics.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The Press Democrat
    Entry Title: The North Bay Fires from disaster to recovery
    Entry Credit: Janet Balicki
    Judge Comment: The use of videos and photos in these graphics was great. I wish there was more connection to the larger story with hyperlinks, and I also am worried about the usability on mobile, but very well executed and each contained great information