2018 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Arts & Entertainment Coverage ( Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000,Dailies: 15,000 & under)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Press Democrat
    Entry Title: Sonoma Go
    Entry Credit: Press Democrat Staff
    Judge Comment: These were fun, engaging reads that looked great on the page. The music coverage is enviable, from the thoughtful profile of a cover band to the profiles of a diverse group of local musicians to the breakdown of festival lineups/tips that make the reader feel invited to the party. The writing and the photos are uniformly strong. The summer calendar is well done.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Bakersfield Californian
    Entry Title: Eye Street
    Entry Credit: The Bakersfield Californian's Eye Street staff
    Judge Comment: This feels like a go-to source for locals, with plenty of community content and a comprehensive calendar. Event coverage is strong for events big and small — even squeezing engaging copy out of unlikely subjects. Cheers to staffers grinding it out. Well done.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Marin Independent Journal
    Entry Title: Lifestyles
    Entry Credit: Vicki Larson
    Judge Comment: Beautiful pages and some excellent writing, especially the art and music pieces. The calendar is a lovely, easily navigated presentation.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Napa Valley Register
    Entry Title: Arts — March 29 & April 5, 2018
    Entry Credit: Sasha Paulsen, Kelly Doren
    Judge Comment: The bylined pieces about the work locals are doing in the area and elsewhere are solid, and the pages and photos look great.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The Union
    Entry Title: Prospector
    Entry Credit: Sean Jordan
    Judge Comment: Useful A&E information for locals on a broad range of events and engaging features.