2018 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Writing ( Dailies: 50,001 & over)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: 'This Is How I Die'
    Entry Credit: Corina Knoll
    Judge Comment: I remember this story from a few months ago and it has always stuck with me. An Incredible snapshot of one person's fight to survive the Paradise fire. Totally gripping.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: San Francisco Chronicle
    Entry Title: 150 Minutes of Hell
    Entry Credit: Lizzie Johnson, John Blanchard
    Judge Comment: Unbelievable and nightmarish portrait of something that should have come out of a science fiction novel. Amazing read.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Temporarily, Speechless
    Entry Credit: Esmeralda Bermudez
    Judge Comment: Shines a light on a number of different issues: racism, the disappearance of language from multi-generational Latino families, and the desire to bring a child up to embrace a multicultural society.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: San Francisco Chronicle
    Entry Title: Working in a Wasteland
    Entry Credit: Jason Fagone, Cynthia Dizikes
    Judge Comment: A gripping, compelling and exhaustively reported story.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The Orange County Register
    Entry Title: Death of a unicorn: Couple endures emotional crime in bizarre botched adoption
    Entry Credit: Keith Sharon
    Judge Comment: A fascinating and utterly heartbreaking story that shows the depths a person can go to inflict suffering.