2018 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Coverage of Youth and Education ( Weeklies: 25,001 & over)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Sacramento News & Review (SN&R)
    Entry Title: Why is Sacramento failing its black students?
    Entry Credit: Kris Hooks
    Judge Comment: An important piece that brings in many voices to explain such lopsided discipline numbers and their effects. This could be a start for ongoing coverage to explore further such elements as preschool suspensions, implicit bias, and restorative justice. And showing the human toll of numeric trends is perhaps most important to readers.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Thousand Oaks Acorn
    Entry Title: The Blogger vs The Board Member
    Entry Credit: Dawn Megli-Thuna
    Judge Comment: A good scoop well followed through. This story will make more people pay attention to board meetings. And it brings up important Freedom of Speech discussions.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Monterey County Weekly
    Entry Title: Students respond to gun violence
    Entry Credit: Monterey County Weekly Staff, Marielle Argueza, Students from 13 high schools in Monterey County , Lorenz Cushman
    Judge Comment: This package of stories gave a lot of voice to students, presented alternative views to a news event, and spoke to young people as well as older readers.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: New Times
    Entry Title: A Campus Divided
    Entry Credit: Karen Garcia
    Judge Comment: Story tackles difficult subjects and gives some students voices in the debates.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Brentwood Press
    Entry Title: Adams Middle School uses coffee cart to enhance special education, community ties
    Entry Credit: Aly Brown
    Judge Comment: Pleasant feature on one innovation in a special needs classroom.