2018 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Breaking News ( Weeklies: 4,300 & under)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Lompoc Record
    Entry Title: Historic InSight mission to Mars launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base
    Entry Credit: Mathew Burciaga
    Judge Comment: Good local angle on a historic event. Nice package with photos and graphics. Well written and timely.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Shasta Lake Bulletin
    Entry Title: Carr Fire
    Entry Credit: Ron Harrington, Aaron Williams, Ken Smith, Gennie Seely
    Judge Comment: Good package on major story in the region. Well sourced with latest information. Touches on the controversial -- evacuation order confusion. Good photos round out the package.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Ark
    Entry Title: Del Mar and Redwood kids stand against gun violence
    Entry Credit: Jeff Dempsey, Elliot Karlan
    Judge Comment: Good coverage from several schools on this issue. Could have been tightened with better use of selective quotes. Good breaking news lede.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Greenfield News
    Entry Title: Fire Destroys Greenhouses
    Entry Credit: Ryan Cronk, Jeanie Johnson, Michael Ramirez
    Judge Comment: Good breaking news lede. Should try and get a quote higher up, and a quote from a witness. Good photos.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Mariposa Gazette
    Entry Title: Mariposa County Mourns
    Entry Credit: Greg Little, Nicole Little
    Judge Comment: Good package on the fire. Firefighter tribute has some redundancies. Friends, locals reacting could be moved up.