2018 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Coverage of Business News ( Dailies: 15,000 & under)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Union
    Entry Title: Hotelier Jordan Fife buys, renovates historic Holbrooke, National hotels in Nevada County
    Entry Credit: Liz Kellar
    Judge Comment: I loved getting to know the hotelier and the hotels through this series of stories. Well written, concise and good use of visuals.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Record Searchlight
    Entry Title: The business of wildfires in the West: 'It's like we're profiting off a disaster, which is very upsetting'
    Entry Credit: David Benda
    Judge Comment: Very well done. A new angle on covering the devastation of wildfires and the impact on a community, a state and the country. Well written. Would have liked maybe some quotes from firefighters, not just the administrators, on what having those vendors at fire camp means.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Santa Maria Times
    Entry Title: Shoplifters taking toll on local economy after Prop. 47
    Entry Credit: Gina Kim
    Judge Comment: This is a timely topic and interesting business story tying in the legislation that affects crime to economy.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Napa Valley Register
    Entry Title: Napa's Red Hen unfairly attacked in Sarah Huckabee Sanders restaurant uproar
    Entry Credit: Jennifer Huffman
    Judge Comment: Well done. Good job tying the national news to a local business. An attempt, at least, to contact the Red Hen in Virginia would have been a nice addition.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Napa Valley Register
    Entry Title: Cannabis operators say Napa's policy of medical marijuana sales too limiting
    Entry Credit: Jennifer Huffman
    Judge Comment: Strong topic. A little choppy with so many partial quotes, not a fan. Overall well done.