2020 California Journalism Awards - Digital Division

Feature Story ( Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & over)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: A Toxic Secret Lurks in Deep Sea
    Entry Credit: Rosanna Xia, Sean Greene
    Judge Comment: Compelling topic with writing and presentation that moves the reader through a story that is astounding.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: San Francisco Chronicle
    Entry Title: Theo: Homeless at Age 7
    Entry Credit: Sarah Ravani, Gabrielle Lurie
    Judge Comment: Great reporting and photos. Writing is clear and effortlessly moves between Theo and statistics that give context.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: A support group for women on the front lines of the caregiving crisis
    Entry Credit: Marisa Gerber
    Judge Comment: Lovely story that is deeply reported, with just the right amount of context and plenty of space to get to know these women and what they mean to each other.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The San Diego Union-Tribune
    Entry Title: Boot Camp Revamp
    Entry Credit: Andrew Dyer, Nelvin C. Cepeda
    Judge Comment: Great presentation and photos, clear reporting, interesting to learn how the Marines adjusted to the pandemic.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Before that French Laundry, there was Sally Schmitt’s French Laundry
    Entry Credit: Daniel Miller, Mariah Tauger, Robert Gourley
    Judge Comment: Such an interesting look at an unassuming chef, the history of a local restaurant and the changes in the industry.