2019 California Journalism Awards - Digital Contest

Columns ( Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & over,Monthly Unique Visitors: 40,001 - 400,000,Monthly Unique Visitors: 40,000 & under)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: He died Sunday on a West L.A. sidewalk. He was homeless. He is part of an epidemic; A homeless musician changed my life. I wish I could do more to change his
    Entry Credit: Steve Lopez
    Judge Comment: Riveting columns on the homeless by a master storyteller. There is much passion here, along with artful writing and rock-solid reporting.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Recorder
    Entry Title: Talking Hair and Speaking Cakes; Government Issued Caviar
    Entry Credit: William Bedsworth
    Judge Comment: What a refreshment: Legal columns that are downright hilarious. The writer is an extraordinary wordsmith and wit. Read him and you learn something - and you bust a gut.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: San Francisco Chronicle
    Entry Title: A homeless Oakland couple moved into a $4 million Piedmont home. Then came the calls to police; Longtime Oakland residents — now homeless — get pushed out of Wood Street encampment
    Entry Credit: Otis R. Taylor Jr.
    Judge Comment: Can't-put-down columns on a compassionate man and a homeless couple. With insight and sensitivity, the writer ventures well beyond the bruising economics of housing in the Bay Area.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Voice of OC
    Entry Title: The Pesky Public; Stage Set For ACLU Vs. County of Orange Fight Over Public Comment Rules
    Entry Credit: Norberto Santana, Jr.
    Judge Comment: Every voter and taxpayer in Orange County should be outraged by these columns revealing the arrogance of Orange County officials in block the public's right to know - and be heard. The reporting here is exhaustive, the writing is brisk yet conversational.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: San Francisco Examiner
    Entry Title: You’ve heard of the Clinton Park boulders. Now, meet the Ingleside Pathway blockade; 25 years later, evicted black tenants may get the last laugh against Vallie Brown
    Entry Credit: Joe Rodriguez
    Judge Comment: th a fresh, edgy voice, the columnist presents a clear point of view, backed up by excellent reporting. A pleasure to read.