2020 California Journalism Awards - Digital Division

Coverage of Protests and Racial Justice-News or Feature Stories ( Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Long Beach Post
    Entry Title: Viral photo from Sunday’s protest shows tense scene with police; here’s the backstory
    Entry Credit: Stephanie Rivera
    Judge Comment: This is an excellent story that does what journalism is supposed to do: tell the whole story from every angle.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Mountain View Voice
    Entry Title: In the wake of protests, Mountain View residents demand police reform
    Entry Credit: Kevin Forestieri
    Judge Comment: Mountain View Voice is a valuable publication doing the important work of covering the impact on global events on small communities. It appears that the comment section is also serving as an active public forum for the community.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Voice of OC
    Entry Title: Santa Ana Unified School District Creates Ethnic Studies Requirement in Wake of George Floyd Protests
    Entry Credit: Hosam Elattar
    Judge Comment: This is a great story, and written by a fellow who's probably not getting paid enough! It's nice to see some coverage of actual solutions that are educating people and giving others jobs.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Ventura County Star
    Entry Title: Simi Valley councilman criticized for Facebook posts about George Floyd protests
    Entry Credit: Erin Rode
    Judge Comment: A well-reported story that takes the time not only to present both sides' perspectives but to understand them.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Voice of OC
    Entry Title: Orange County Protests Against Police Violence
    Entry Credit: Caitlin Bartusick, Sonya Quick
    Judge Comment: This is a great resource, and one I've often wished was available in my neighborhood. However, none of the links work -- they're not hyperlinks, and because they're all bitlys they have expired! This should have been an easy fix.