2019 California Journalism Awards - Digital Contest

Land-Use Reporting ( Monthly Unique Visitors: 40,001 - 400,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: CalMatters
    Entry Title: Lawmakers and landlords: More than a quarter of California legislators are both
    Entry Credit: Elizabeth Castillo, Matt Levin
    Judge Comment: Great enterprise reporting of a huge conflict-of-interest issue that could affect all Californians. Very strong lede that allows us a window into the problem, also solid ending with the fate of Bonta's bill demonstrating the potential consequences of this issue.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: 48hills
    Entry Title: The Yimby narrative is wrong
    Entry Credit: Tim Redmond
    Judge Comment: Lot of eye-opening reporting and local appeal, plus a solid throughline of evidence to back up the recurring central arguments. Delivered with style and humor.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Press-Telegram
    Entry Title: Rising Up interactive map
    Entry Credit: Hayley Munguia, Ian Wheeler
    Judge Comment: Great use of an interactive map, providing impressive coverage of local developments. In addition, the supporting story is extremely well-reported and comprehensive. Could have used better packaging to really showcase the work put into it.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: San Jose Spotlight
    Entry Title: The price of growth: Alum Rock businesses at risk of displacement
    Entry Credit: Nadia Lopez
    Judge Comment: Interesting and important issue, engaging lede, and very thorough reporting.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Voice of OC
    Entry Title: Santa Ana Residents Say Landlords Are Evicting Them Ahead of New State Law, City Council Balks on Emergency Tenant Protections
    Entry Credit: Brandon Pho
    Judge Comment: Excellent reporting, goes beyond the details of what happened at the meeting to investigate whether this is indeed happening (and provides some solid evidence that it is).