2018 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Writing ( Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Los Altos Town Crier
    Entry Title: Counting crows: MV residents puzzled by abundance of black birds
    Entry Credit: Megan Winslow
    Judge Comment: This was a fun, concise and interesting take on a very common element in many communities.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Mountain View Voice
    Entry Title: Patients go nuts over new allergy therapy
    Entry Credit: Kevin Forestieri
    Judge Comment: Very interesting subject and told in an engaging way that engaged multiple perspectives.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Los Altos Town Crier
    Entry Title: Creeping, crawling critters: Parks smothered by caterpillar overpopulation
    Entry Credit: Megan Winslow
    Judge Comment: Great lede that made me smile thinking of little ninja insects. Wove in educational information in a way that was still engaging.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: La Jolla Light
    Entry Title: Sperms of Endearment
    Entry Credit: Corey Levitan
    Judge Comment: Very interesting topic and as the story developed, more and more interesting details were added. Enjoyed the honing in on the shared asthma.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Lamorinda Weekly
    Entry Title: Lafayette activist continues personal battle for an assault weapons ban
    Entry Credit: Nick Marnell
    Judge Comment: An interesting look back on one man's loss and subsequent call to action. Nice contextual framing of his experience in today's discussion of the same issue.