2018 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Editorial Comment ( Weeklies: 25,001 & over)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Chico News & Review
    Entry Title: What were they thinking?
    Entry Credit: Melissa Daugherty
    Judge Comment: In small communities it is difficult to take on the power structures in a meaningful way. This stands out for its courage and how well it is written.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Palo Alto Weekly
    Entry Title: A stealth agenda for President Hotel
    Entry Credit: Bill Johnson
    Judge Comment: Important look into exactly how city staff (and council) hide difficult items within an agenda. Bravo.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Palo Alto Weekly
    Entry Title: Unprecedented obfuscation
    Entry Credit: Bill Johnson
    Judge Comment: Like this newspaper's other entry, this helps readers understand how their city actually works (or doesn't).
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Acorn
    Entry Title: Is this how we should teach our children?
    Entry Credit: John Loesing, Daniel Wolowicz
    Judge Comment: The editorial writer took on both the school system and law enforcement in a single editorial. Bravo!
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Sacramento News & Review (SN&R)
    Entry Title: A Confederacy of Grinches
    Entry Credit: Staff
    Judge Comment: Unusual format, but the writing -- at once scathing and hilarious -- could not be overlooked. Interesting to have so many contributors to a weekly piece.