2018 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Investigative Reporting ( Weeklies: 25,001 & over,Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Metro Silicon Valley
    Entry Title: Racist, Sexist, Homophobic Texts Between Sheriff's Deputies Force Resignation of Deputy Sheriffs’ Association President
    Entry Credit: Jennifer Wadsworth
    Judge Comment: News Editor Jennifer Wadsworth's coverage of the Santa Clara Sheriff's Department stands apart with its deep reporting, thoroughness and effective use of the text messages at the heart of this scandal.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Monterey County Weekly
    Entry Title: Monterey's Me Too moment
    Entry Credit: David Schmalz
    Judge Comment: Clearly lays out the issue, documents the facts and how they were uncovered.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Metro Silicon Valley
    Entry Title: Public Agencies’ Secret Sexual Harassment Settlements Cost South Bay Taxpayers Millions
    Entry Credit: Jennifer Wadsworth
    Judge Comment: Jennifer Wadsworth can write and she can dig, dig, dig.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Santa Barbara Independent
    Entry Title: 1/9 Debris Flow
    Entry Credit: Tyler Hayden
    Judge Comment: Kudos to the Santa Barbara Independent for asking hard questions from the start of this unthinkable natural disaster.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Palo Alto Weekly
    Entry Title: Secret dealings over President Hotel
    Entry Credit: Gennady Sheyner
    Judge Comment: The presentation of this investigation is particularly impressive. The sidebars effectively gives weight the the side issues and helps guide the reader to better understand the issues and consequences.