2018 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

In-Depth Reporting ( Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Turlock Journal
    Entry Title: Battle for California's Congressional District 10
    Entry Credit: Angelina Martin, Kristina Hacker, Frankie Tovar, Candy Padilla
    Judge Comment: Angelina Martin dogged this congressional race for months, giving the reader a steady dose of news throughout the campaign, and enough information about both men’s positions and personalities to make up their minds at the ballot box. The Turlock Journal was right to invest such time and resources into covering the election. Martin’s reporting informed voters, who decided to take the district in a new direction. That’s what community journalism is all about.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Mountain Democrat
    Entry Title: Someone Else’s War
    Entry Credit: Mackenzie Myers
    Judge Comment: This series skillfully weaved the personal story of one parent into the larger issue of immigration in a small community and throughout the US. Mackenzie Myers offers a compelling portrait of a side of immigration that the fear-based news often overlooks.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Ledger Dispatch
    Entry Title: Mule Creek State Prison Contamination
    Entry Credit: Jack Mitchell
    Judge Comment: This piece kicks off with a great lede, and Jack Mitchell digs deep to get to the bottom of an important issue in the community.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Tahoe Daily Tribune
    Entry Title: Beneath the Surface
    Entry Credit: Claire Cudahy
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The Sonoma Index-Tribune
    Entry Title: "Lawsuit Alleges Sex-Abuse Cover-Up by Boys & Girls Club"
    Entry Credit: Lorna Sheridan
    Judge Comment: None