2018 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Coverage of Youth and Education ( Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Pasadena Outlook
    Entry Title: Learning Works Gives Kids Last Shot at High School Diploma
    Entry Credit: Camila Castellanos
    Judge Comment: This was a really good read - some solid reporting and writing. But I would have liked to hear from someone at one of the districts about their view of this program.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Almanac
    Entry Title: The Big Lift
    Entry Credit: Kate Bradshaw
    Judge Comment: This was a great explainer of this multi-faceted program. I know it was interesting because now I want to follow up when the testing happens in a couple of years to see how it worked.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Pleasanton Weekly
    Entry Title: Series on Pleasanton Unified School District Enrollment
    Entry Credit: Erika Alvero, Julia Brown
    Judge Comment: Really solid reporting, but only needed the fourth and fifth pieces. The rest were basically meeting coverage - though well-done meeting coverage.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Santa Maria Sun
    Entry Title: Blindspot
    Entry Credit: Kasey Bubnash
    Judge Comment: I would have liked to know what ultimately happened to the principal who stepped down. Great get to interview her, but where is she now?
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Los Altos Town Crier
    Entry Title: Invisible: Former homeless student sets out on mission to find housing for students in need
    Entry Credit: Adanya Lustig
    Judge Comment: A good story on a subject that is becoming all too common.