2018 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Profile Story ( Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Tahoe Daily Tribune
    Entry Title: Family matters
    Entry Credit: Claire Cudahy
    Judge Comment: Remarkable profile that manages to be moving and insightful in a relatively small number of column inches.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Silicon Valley Business Journal
    Entry Title: The eBay Tribe: How a sisterhood of former executives branched out to launch their own successful companies
    Entry Credit: Jennifer Elias
    Judge Comment: This piece elevates the art of the profile by tying its subjects into a larger concept that hadn't gotten the attention it deserved.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: La Canada Flintridge Outlook
    Entry Title: Michael Gross Charms On and Off Screen
    Entry Credit: Zane Hill
    Judge Comment: Celebrity profiles can be shallow or simply pointless. This is the antidote to those. Great approach in treating the subject as an important community member who just happens to also be a celebrity.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: San Marino Tribune
    Entry Title: He'll Stand Tall In the Long Gray Line
    Entry Credit: Mitch Lehman
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Sacramento Business Journal
    Entry Title: David Bugatto’s 20-year bet on Natomas starts paying off
    Entry Credit: Scott Rodd
    Judge Comment: Interesting profile of a background figure whose importance most readers were probably unaware of.