2018 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Public Service Journalism ( Weeklies: 4,300 & under)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Ark
    Entry Title: Belvedere-Tiburon Library expansion
    Entry Credit: Deirdre McCrohan, Kevin Hessel, Matthew Hose
    Judge Comment: Strong reporting and clear writing make the Ark stand out with this important public service project. Congratulations on taking the time to education yourself and your readers on how their dollars could be spent.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Desert Review
    Entry Title: Desert Kids News
    Entry Credit: Amanda Hollinger, Brett Miller, Noel Bravo, Kayla Kirby
    Judge Comment: Desert Kids News gives public service a decidedly fun spin as it tackles improving literacy from all angles.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Lincoln News Messenger
    Entry Title: Human trafficking a problem in Placer County
    Entry Credit: Carol Feineman
    Judge Comment: Strong reporting, lots of local voices and clear writing as it explains a problem that few in the community understood.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Mariposa Gazette
    Entry Title: McClintock v. Morse
    Entry Credit: Greg Little, Nicole Little, Matt Johnson, Laura Phillips
    Judge Comment: Creating a candidates debate from scratch is a colossal undertaking. I applaud your community-mindedness in taking this on.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Sierra Star
    Entry Title: Ferguson Fire
    Entry Credit: William Ramirez
    Judge Comment: Vivid writing and lots of local voices make the Sierra Star's entry standout.