2018 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

General Excellence ( Dailies: 50,001 & over)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: San Francisco Chronicle
    Entry Title: 9/23/2018 & 9/24/2018
    Entry Credit: San Francisco Chronicle Staff
    Judge Comment: So much to love in the San Francisco Chronicle. Lots of local voices. Strong opinion on civic issues that matter. Fun features such as the Chronicle Classic and find the Little Man. The Chronicle looks as diverse as California. A1 enterprise stories that matter and take a leadership role for change. Graphics are interesting and important. The Style section's Muslim fashion story and photos pus a eye-opening spin on modest fashion. Why bathrooms matter, travel spotlight on Lake Tahoe, and, of course, Datebook. This is a paper that's worth waking up for and spending lots if time with like an old friend. Beats the competition by a mile on all metrics. It's twice the size of some competitors on Mondays. At the San Francisco Chronicle, every day matters.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The San Diego Union-Tribune
    Entry Title: 9/2/2018 & 9/3/2018
    Entry Credit: The San Diego Union-Tribune Staff
    Judge Comment: Striking photos of McCain funeral set the San Diego Union-Tribune apart. Happy to see a staff cartoonist and as well as a caption contest. Illustrations add oomph to stories on economy, investments, IRAs. NFL preview was well designed with photos that popped. Puzzling why 12 of the 14 regular sports pages are b&w in a section where photos are often more important than the stories. Strong sense of place: Stick ball in Little Italy, Julian Fire Department, Coronado pool.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: 2/10/2018 & 2/11/2018
    Entry Credit: Los Angeles Times Staff
    Judge Comment: The Sunday Times was missing its Opinion page on Sunday. This might be because there were 2 page A16's and no A17, an inexcusable error in this digital age as well as for a contest entry. Otherwise, the Times felt like an old friend who naturally did everything right. Interact with the Times: Share your story about harassment. Photos that put you in the center of the action, that place you where you've never been. Robin Abcarian's must-read each Saturday. Witty headlines: World's cutest convertible. A house ad that build on reporting: Real journalists, real impact.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Mercury News/East Bay Times
    Entry Title: 9/2/2018 & 9/3/2018
    Entry Credit: The Mercury News Staff
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The Sacramento Bee
    Entry Title: 9/2/2018 & 9/3/2018
    Entry Credit: The Sacramento Bee Staff
    Judge Comment: None