2018 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Columns ( Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Bakersfield Californian
    Entry Title: "Cafe society, Oildale style" and "A devilishly exciting downtown walk"
    Entry Credit: Herb Benham
    Judge Comment: Witty, descriptive, poignant. Wonderful writing.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Chico Enterprise-Record
    Entry Title: "Canyon can’t dodge this bullet" and "So many stories, so little time"
    Entry Credit: David Little
    Judge Comment: This work exemplifies exceptional community journalism.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Bakersfield Californian
    Entry Title: "A tale of two cities and one congressman" and "No cape, but hip-hop hero took on machete man anyway at Starbucks"
    Entry Credit: Robert Price
    Judge Comment: Columnist is a fine wordsmith and an exceptional storyteller.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Modesto Bee
    Entry Title: "Would you like some facts, or do you prefer to remain all wet?" and "Boo me, cheer me, chew me out ... just don’t bore me"
    Entry Credit: Mike Dunbar
    Judge Comment: The columnist has a sharp, clear point of view, delivered with a clarity and a clear grasp of the facts.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Marin Independent Journal
    Entry Title: "We are grieving but we keep going" and "Shopping in Marin with kids or black"
    Entry Credit: Vicki Larson
    Judge Comment: Well-written - and with a sense of conviction. Quite moving.