2020 California Journalism Awards - Digital Division

Coverage of Protests and Racial Justice-News or Feature Stories ( Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & over)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Mercury News/East Bay Times
    Entry Title: This powerful photo of her kneeling before San Jose riot police went viral. Now we know her story
    Entry Credit: Julia Prodis Sulek
    Judge Comment: This is a profound, dramatic story that shows what good reporting can do to humanize a political protest. Fantastic work.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: How two Black women in L.A. helped build Black Lives Matter from hashtag to global movement
    Entry Credit: Andrea Castillo
    Judge Comment: Excellent story that goes beyond the immediate headlines to talk about two Black women who helped transform how we think about protest and politics.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Under lax protocol, LAPD responded to protests with aggressive force
    Entry Credit: L.A. Times Staff
    Judge Comment: Great investigative work on problems with the way the LAPD responded to protests. A model for what an urban daily should be doing.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Sacramento Bee
    Entry Title: ‘A wound that never closes’: Racism, police violence and the toll on Black mental health
    Entry Credit: Darrell Smith, Cathie Anderson
    Judge Comment: Great story that adds an important element to the news.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The Sacramento Bee
    Entry Title: ‘Every black mother heard him’: Sacramento mothers mourn George Floyd at Oak Park rally
    Entry Credit: Darrell Smith
    Judge Comment: Good news story that adds important context to an event.