2020 California Journalism Awards - Digital Division

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

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Valley Voice
    Entry Title: Tulare Public Cemetery Inequity
    Entry Credit: Catherine Doe
    Judge Comment: A fantastic example of indepth community reporting and following a full arc of a story to show how a global issue plays out in a hyperlocal way, refracted via inequity. Great reporting. Would have loved to see some more illustrations, but considering the personal nature of the story I can see how that might have been impossible.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Valley Voice
    Entry Title: Tulare Cemetery District Turmoil
    Entry Credit: Catherine Doe
    Judge Comment: A vivid depiction of how conflict around the pandemic affected a local government behind the scenes. Deeply involving and a great document of how things played out during these contentious times.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Capital & Main
    Entry Title: Is the Golden State Reopening Too Soon?
    Entry Credit: Sasha Abramsky, Bobbi Murray, Joe Rihn
    Judge Comment: A broad yet very precise overview that was dynamic and inclusive. The deep looks into different communities facing uncertainty will remain a solid document of what the state was doing and not doing -- and what people were going through -- during this time.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: India Currents
    Entry Title: They Found a Way to Say I Do
    Entry Credit: Ritu Marwah, Srishti Prabha, Vandana Kumar
    Judge Comment: This tri-faceted look at how the Indian-American community faced the pandemic with uncertainty and determination was fascinating, and represented voices not often heard in other media. I loved that it looked at things from economic, artistic, and cultural lenses that enriched each account.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Capital & Main
    Entry Title: L.A. Street Vendors Are Caught Between COVID and the Law
    Entry Credit: Jack Ross, Janette Villafana
    Judge Comment: The solid piece of reporting became well-known for reasons beyond its execution?it tackled a vital subject at the intersection of so many issues raised and exposed by the pandemic itself. Great work.