2018 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Agricultural Reporting ( Weeklies: 25,001 & over,Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Monterey County Weekly
    Entry Title: Monterey County's 2018 wine grape harvest
    Entry Credit: Dave Faries
    Judge Comment: Just like a fine wine, this story has balance -- a good blend of sources, clearly explained science and terminology, and a comprehensive look at all aspects of the grapegrowing process up until harvest. Engaging and well-written, with very nice photos.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Santa Maria Sun
    Entry Title: Growing pains
    Entry Credit: Spencer Cole
    Judge Comment: Strong reporting on an interesting trend that has major economic and social consequences. Good sources, good writing, attractive photos.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Pleasanton Weekly
    Entry Title: Hive Minds: Local Beekeepers
    Entry Credit: Erika Alvero
    Judge Comment: Graceful writing, good use of multiple sources, strong photos. Very good job tying local beekeepers to the broader environmental picture.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Good Times
    Entry Title: In Harm's Spray
    Entry Credit: Georgia Johnson
    Judge Comment: Good writing, strong local appeal
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Chino Champion
    Entry Title: Newcastle Disease outbreak hits north Chino
    Entry Credit: Brenda Dunkle
    Judge Comment: Good exploration of an emotionally charged topic.