2020 California Journalism Awards - Campus Division

Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic ( 4-Year Universities)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: CSU Chico-The Orion
    Entry Title: Fearing for my father's life
    Entry Credit: Erin Holve
    Judge Comment: A heartfelt, effective piece about an important topic, with a good mix of personal experience and expert sources.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Stanford University-The Stanford Daily
    Entry Title: ‘This is what we signed up for’: Stanford Hospital doctors weary but optimistic on frontlines of coronavirus response
    Entry Credit: Daniel Wu
    Judge Comment: Candid interviews and some nice quotes give the reader an inside view of the challenges faced by some of the pandemic's medical heroes.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: CSU Northridge-The Sundial
    Entry Title: Renters rights: California orders protect tenants from evictions during the coronavirus pandemic
    Entry Credit: Natalie Miranda
    Judge Comment: A classic 'news you can use' story that uses real people to illustrate a problem, and also offers information to help the reader.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: CSU Fresno-The Collegian
    Entry Title: COVID-19 shatters championship dreams
    Entry Credit: Anthony De Leon
    Judge Comment: Nice mix of voices in a solid piece that showcases a potentially long-lasting impact of the pandemic.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: CSU Fullerton-Daily Titan
    Entry Title: Students struggle with connectivity as CSUF transitions online
    Entry Credit: Kim Pham
    Judge Comment: Timely, well-reported piece about a real problem students faced early in the pandemic.