2020 California Journalism Awards - Digital Division

Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-Fallout ( Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Ventura County Star
    Entry Title: Giving birth in the COVID-19 pandemic: 'Nothing can stop new life'
    Entry Credit: Tom Kisken
    Judge Comment: Well-reported, well-written, very human story. Kudos for finding so many sources to talk about the impact of the pandemic on childbirth.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Palo Alto Weekly
    Entry Title: Silicon Valley’s underground food movement is driven by Instagram and COVID economics
    Entry Credit: Elena Kadvany
    Judge Comment: Really engaging, entertaining story, but also a window into resourcefulness during the crisis.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Long Beach Post
    Entry Title: ‘They should have warned us’ A COVID series on the fallout and failures inside Long Beach nursing homes
    Entry Credit: Kelly Puente
    Judge Comment: Solid, multi-part investigation that provided answers to agonizing questions for readers early in the pandemic.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Voice of OC
    Entry Title: Santana: Latinos in Santa Ana and Anaheim Confront a Day of The Dead Unlike Any Other
    Entry Credit: Norberto Santana, Jr.
    Judge Comment: Moving, well-written column.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Visalia Times-Delta
    Entry Title: Parents of special education students say they've been left in the dark on reopening plans
    Entry Credit: Sheyanne Romero
    Judge Comment: The effect of the pandemic on schoolkids has been well-documented, but the focus here on this even more isolated group of kids is important and well-done.