2018 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Editorial Comment ( Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Sonoma Index-Tribune
    Entry Title: "On Trump, the Free Press and Democracy"
    Entry Credit: Jason Walsh
    Judge Comment: Sharply written piece that pulls no punches. The commentary relates well to both the national scene and more importantly to its local audience.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Petaluma Argus-Courier
    Entry Title: Trafficking can happen anywhere
    Entry Credit: Matt Brown
    Judge Comment: The editorial distills a very major problem of human trafficking into easy-to-apply action items with a thoughtful re-telling of a story likely covered in the news section. There are too many Mayas. Well done.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Tahoe Daily Tribune
    Entry Title: Vote 'no' on Measure T
    Entry Credit: Tahoe Daily Tribune
    Judge Comment: An editorial that carefully and thoughtfully sifts through the rhetoric of what appears to be a divisive local issue. The writer comes down on the side of reason and likely helped readers/voters make an informed decision at the ballot box.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Del Mar Times
    Entry Title: School shootings: The tipping point?
    Entry Credit: Marsha Sutton
    Judge Comment: A passionate treatment of a national issue yet with relatable local context. The outrage is palpable.