2018 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Writing ( Weeklies: 25,001 & over)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Sacramento News & Review (SN&R)
    Entry Title: A day on the death panel
    Entry Credit: Raheem Hosseini
    Judge Comment: Excellent writing from top to bottom. A clear winner in this category.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Santa Barbara Independent
    Entry Title: Santa Barbara Racers Chase Land Speed Records
    Entry Credit: Tyler Hayden
    Judge Comment: Good use of detail and descriptive language. This is not a topic I care much about, but your skills as a writer pulled me into the story and held my interest to the end.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: New Times
    Entry Title: All that's left
    Entry Credit: Ryah Cooley
    Judge Comment: Searing entry on an intensely personal story. Good job of expanding the story to incorporate the experience of other families grappling with this scourge.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Good Times
    Entry Title: "Santa Cruz Goes Dark"
    Entry Credit: Steve Palopoli
    Judge Comment: Delicious intro, one of the most colorful in this category, that was well-suited for the subject of the story before shifting to a more traditional tone.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Thousand Oaks Acorn
    Entry Title: Seminole sifters
    Entry Credit: Gloria Glasser
    Judge Comment: Short but colorful and effective first-person snapshot of the aftermath of the Woolsey fire.