2018 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Front Page Layout & Design ( Dailies: 50,001 & over,Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000,Dailies: 15,000 & under)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: San Francisco Chronicle
    Entry Title: April 8, July 12 & November 7, 2018
    Entry Credit: Danielle Mollette-Parks, Reid Sams, Todd Trumbull, Elizabeth Burr
    Judge Comment: Just wonderful pages. I'm particularly struck by the creativity that goes into each day. Though it's not entirely original, I love what you do with numbers above the fire page. That creativity is on display again on election day. Love the rail. The treatment of the mayor's first day is probably what pushes this entry to the top. Using that photo big showing the mayor from behind as she walks toward an uncertain adventure was brilliant.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Tribune
    Entry Title: March 15, March 17 & October 6, 2018
    Entry Credit: Tribune Staff
    Judge Comment: This is a newspaper I would like to fall on my driveway every single day. Designers knew what to do with the Big "J" Journalism done at this newspaper. There is an evident lack of equivocation; the newspaper is setting the agenda by boldly devoting so much space to these particular stories.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: March 4, November 9 & November 10, 2018
    Entry Credit: Los Angeles Times Staff
    Judge Comment: Clean layouts and stunning art every day. If I have a nit it is with the same template for consecutive days in November. Would have liked to see some variety between the shooting and the fire.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Santa Maria Times
    Entry Title: April 29, May 6 & September 2, 2018
    Entry Credit: Deborah Hile
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Napa Valley Register
    Entry Title: March 25, September 1 & December 24, 2018
    Entry Credit: Staff
    Judge Comment: None