2018 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Breaking News ( Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Moorpark Acorn
    Entry Title: 'True hero' among 12 killed
    Entry Credit: Christina Cox
    Judge Comment: Personal information on the subject was woven in well with facts of the incident, which helped readers more closely feel the loss involved.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Malibu Times
    Entry Title: Malibu Creek Shooting
    Entry Credit: Shivani Patel, Emily Sawicki
    Judge Comment: This was clear and concise with good context worked in towards the end.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Calexico Chronicle
    Entry Title: Deputy Attacked
    Entry Credit: Gary Redfern, William Roller
    Judge Comment: Included great quotes and details from the scene inside the church, drawing on some of the more unusual aspects of this incident.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Malibu Times
    Entry Title: Woolsey Fire
    Entry Credit: Shivani Patel, Emily Sawicki
    Judge Comment: A lot of work clearly went into compiling information for readers to help them cope with the aftermath of the fire. Particularly enjoyed the info on the man who fed chickens and checked on homes for people.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Lamorinda Weekly
    Entry Title: Orinda teenager dies in early morning house fire
    Entry Credit: Nick Marnell
    Judge Comment: Good, straightforward write-up on the death of a teen.