2018 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

In-Depth Reporting ( Dailies: 50,001 & over)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: A Dream Displaced
    Entry Credit: Brittny Mejia, Joe Mozingo, Andrea Castillo
    Judge Comment: What a powerful and moving in depth look at this community and its new reality in today's political and economic environment. The stories did a wonderful job of packing context through great storytelling about life for a number of folks in the community. The graphical elements added to the tension.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Life on the Line
    Entry Credit: Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Robert Gauthier
    Judge Comment: Insightful look at a complex issue which some great lines in it such as the mention of how ordinary things elsewhere are suspect in Roma. It was an also ambitious and dangerous package that gave us so much context on how families who live here are dealing with this very national issue. I did think it could use a better edit and more focus in some places.
  • 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, Phillip Reese, Dale Kasler, Anita Chabria
    Judge Comment: A great enterprising series on a serious issue brought home by a number of great examples of how this has played out across rural California in some extremely violent areas. The graphics, storytelling and findings were shocking. Great work!
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Danger Spins From the Sky
    Entry Credit: Kim Christensen, Ben Welsh, Lorena Iniguez Elebee
    Judge Comment: Strong in depth look at this helicopter and all the issues it faces.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The Orange County Register
    Entry Title: Born on drugs
    Entry Credit: Teri Sforza, Tony Saavedra, Scott Schwebke
    Judge Comment: Interesting look at an issue grappling so many communities.