2018 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Agricultural Reporting ( Dailies: 50,001 & over)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: San Francisco Chronicle
    Entry Title: Napa's Valley's Future
    Entry Credit: Esther Mobley
    Judge Comment: Excellent package of writing, photography, maps and history of interest to local readers and beyond.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Mercury News/East Bay Times
    Entry Title: How an irked Northern California postal patron helped crack a global plant smuggling scheme
    Entry Credit: Lisa M. Krieger
    Judge Comment: An interesting and informative topic about an environmental catastrophe in the making. Excellent writing and photos.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Could Blockchain Have Solved the Mystery of the Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak?
    Entry Credit: Geoffrey Mohan
    Judge Comment: Fascinating, innovative and informative topic. Well written.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Sacramento Bee
    Entry Title: Tule Elk
    Entry Credit: Ryan Sabalow
    Judge Comment: Excellent package of writing, video, graphics and photos.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The Fresno Bee
    Entry Title: Farmers push hemp as billion-dollar boon for San Joaquin Valley
    Entry Credit: Robert Rodriguez
    Judge Comment: Good stroy about an emerging agricultural trend.