2018 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Public Service Journalism ( Dailies: 15,000 & under)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Redlands Daily Facts
    Entry Title: Bad Apples: Investigating schools' culture of abuse and cover-up
    Entry Credit: Joe Nelson, Scott Schwebke, Beau Yarbrough
    Judge Comment: What Redlands Daily Facts uncovered here is astounding. Contrats to the team on an incredible piece of journalism. I love how the cover-up is broken down. This investigation has depth and breadth. Well done.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Tribune
    Entry Title: SLO County Jail inmate died naked on the floor as deputies watched, chilling video shows
    Entry Credit: Matt Fountain, Phillip Reese
    Judge Comment: Great, dogged reporting here. Without the Tribune’s reporting, the county may not have changed its policies, and more inmates could have been treated like Mr. Holland.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Union
    Entry Title: Bright Fiber project sale to Race Communications made public
    Entry Credit: Alan Riquelmy, Jennifer Nobles, Brian Hamilton
    Judge Comment: The Union did a good job covering this topic over a whole year.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Visalia Times-Delta
    Entry Title: Homeless series
    Entry Credit: Sheyanne Romero
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The Record
    Entry Title: Swenson Golf Course
    Entry Credit: Joe Goldeen, Donald Blount, Micheal Fitzgerald, Wes Bowers
    Judge Comment: None