2018 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Enterprise News Story or Series ( Dailies: 50,001 & over)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Orange County Register
    Entry Title: California cannabis laws database
    Entry Credit: Brooke Staggs, Ian Wheeler, Philip Lawrence, Daniel Aitken
    Judge Comment: The painstaking work of collecting and building a database of pot laws from each jurisdiction provided granular information as well as a broader perspective on the legalization of marijuana across the state.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: The Next California
    Entry Credit: Melanie Mason, Priya Krishnakumar, Ellis Simani
    Judge Comment: This critical step-back approach provided critical context not just for the coming election, but for civic life in California.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Sacramento Bee
    Entry Title: Calling 911 in rural California? Danger might be close, but the law can be hours away
    Entry Credit: Ryan Sabalow, Dale Kasler, Phillip Reese, Anita Chabria
    Judge Comment: It's too easy for many news organizations to ignore life-and-death issues in rural areas.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Mercury News/East Bay Times
    Entry Title: Bay Area housing
    Entry Credit: Katy Murphy, Angela Hart
    Judge Comment: Housing is a great topic for a poll, and this effort bolstered that data with readable stories and real people.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: San Francisco Chronicle
    Entry Title: Car Break-in Epidemic
    Entry Credit: Heather Knight, Todd Trumbull
    Judge Comment: What a great way to shed light on a common crime plaguing parts of the city. Columnist and photographer took a street-level approach to this issue -- and made it super accessible.