2018 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Land-Use Reporting ( Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Sacramento Business Journal
    Entry Title: Ambitious Tower 301 project could dramatically change city skyline
    Entry Credit: Ben van der Meer
    Judge Comment: Impressive effort on a major development! Terrific graphics; clearly written; obviously good source relationships; wealth of details; clear local appeal; excellent historical context.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Silicon Valley Business Journal
    Entry Title: Fight for the Foothills
    Entry Credit: Jody Meacham
    Judge Comment: Excellent analysis embedded into the narrative. Editor clearly knows the landscape of the issue. Solid interviews, cogent quotes, decent graphics; helpful explanation desperately needed by local voters.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Silicon Valley Business Journal
    Entry Title: Can you pencil out a profit?
    Entry Credit: Janice Bitters
    Judge Comment: Good sourcing, exceptional graphics, well-focused, clearly written. Though not a long article, it covered several angles.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Sacramento Business Journal
    Entry Title: Founded in 1859, Oest Ranch seeks protection to stay rural
    Entry Credit: Mark Anderson
    Judge Comment: Surprisingly well-written and well-reported article that went far beyond the headline. Would have been improved with a map or photo.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Petaluma Argus-Courier
    Entry Title: Funds secured for park land
    Entry Credit: Yousef Baig
    Judge Comment: Well-written, interesting story about the use of law for preservation purposes. A photo of a family member would have improved the visual appeal.