2018 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Enterprise News Story or Series ( Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Desert Sun
    Entry Title: The Desert Sun: Spring Break Riot
    Entry Credit: Brett Kelman
    Judge Comment: Top-notch writing. Liked the heads and subheads. I appreciated the location markers by referencing current day businesses. Some very nice turns of phrases. This was a riveting read, well illustrated.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Press Democrat
    Entry Title: Homelessness in Sonoma County (4 stories)
    Entry Credit: Erik Castro, Mary Callahan, Meg McConahey
    Judge Comment: Powerful and moving. Very balanced. The photos helped tell the story. This entry is exceptional, hitting all the criteria for the Enterprise category.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Daily News
    Entry Title: Emergency rooms in Southern California
    Entry Credit: Susan Abram, Ian Wheeler
    Judge Comment: Really an in-depth look with good examples, great quotes. A little dense at times. Nice packaging online. Lots of graphs. Good writing and editing. The photos were spot on.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Modesto Bee
    Entry Title: Dodging Deportation: When ICE comes knocking on the door
    Entry Credit: Rosalio Ahumada
    Judge Comment: Powerful reporting. Well told. I liked the two women's perspectives and the balance. The videos were engaging and informative. The photos matched the story. The headlines were done well and pulled the pieces together.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Marin Independent Journal
    Entry Title: Access for all
    Entry Credit: Will Houston
    Judge Comment: The problem is well-spelled out. Good mix of options presented. The art was good, but much the same. It is a hard topic to illustrate, but maybe shoot a photo of the providers?