2018 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Columns ( Dailies: 50,001 & over)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Orange County Register
    Entry Title: "New pressures for perfection contribute to rise in teen suicide" and "Digital predators, teen victims"
    Entry Credit: David Whiting
    Judge Comment: Gut-wrenching stories shared in a compelling conversational tone that no doubt hit home with readers. Fantastic writing.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Mercury News/East Bay Times
    Entry Title: "Jerry Brown’s embarrassing bullet-train bragging to Trump" and "Contra Costa County at first buried assessor sexual comments case"
    Entry Credit: Daniel Borenstein
    Judge Comment: The straightforward, on-point approach in the high-speed rail cut right through all the nonsense to put the project in proper perspective. No doubt Borenstein's approach has developed a trusting relationship with his readers, evident in his breaking of assessor story that very well might have not seen the light of day.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Sacramento Bee
    Entry Title: "The privileged candidate: Why do we let Gavin Newsom get away with this?" and "Protesters called him ‘Uncle Tom’"
    Entry Credit: Marcos Breton
    Judge Comment: Breton's piece on the protest was put us in the shoes of someone we'd likely not even thought of with such a major news story. His column on the pass so many California have given Gavin Newsom in his political was both eye-opening and thought-provoking.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Capitol Journal
    Entry Credit: George Skelton
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: "The smiles left behind" and "He grew up on these pages. So long, son."
    Entry Credit: Chris Erskine
    Judge Comment: None