2018 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Feature Story ( Dailies: 15,000 & under)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Tribune
    Entry Title: They wanted his parents to know he wasn’t alone. Death of Cal Poly student unites strangers
    Entry Credit: Lucas Clark
    Judge Comment: A touching look at how the people who tried to save a young accident victim cared enough about what happened that they tried to give the man's family closure.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Santa Monica Daily Press
    Entry Title: Origami art folded into new scramble intersection markings
    Entry Credit: Matthew Hall
    Judge Comment: This story makes me wonder how many Santa Monica residents travel these roads every day without knowing there is a hidden public art project underneath their feet.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Tribune
    Entry Title: “It’s like nowhere else in the world”: Shandon’s chapel on a hill still leaves visitors in awe
    Entry Credit: Gabby Ferreira
    Judge Comment: The writer did a great job of scene-setting, making it possible for a reader to grasp at least a portion of the awe that comes from seeing a chapel in a most unexpected place.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The San Bernardino Sun
    Entry Title: Zeus the lost husky is found with another family
    Entry Credit: David Downey, Jeff Horseman
    Judge Comment: This story did a great job at serving two purposes. First, it tells the heartfelt story of a man who lost his canine companion and misses him dearly. Second, it serves as a warning to other pet owners that the technology they rely on to help reunite them with their pets lives in a legal gray area.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Napa Valley Register
    Entry Title: From FBI agent to PI: The life of a Napa private investigator
    Entry Credit: Jennifer Huffman
    Judge Comment: A wonderful look at a woman with a unique professional history in a series of jobs that are traditionally dominated by men.