2020 California Journalism Awards - Digital Division

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  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Tracking the coronavirus in California
    Entry Credit: L.A. Times Data and Graphics Department
    Judge Comment: The presentation was very clean, and I appreciated the explanations on how the data is gathered. The underlined key words and corresponding colors to the chart were also effective in guiding the viewer to the data.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: San Francisco Chronicle
    Entry Title: Coronavirus Tracker
    Entry Credit: San Francisco Chronicle Staff
    Judge Comment: The page seamlessly transitioned from showing statewide data in a clear way to more Bay Area-specific details by the end. All the charts were easy to navigate.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Mercury News/East Bay Times
    Entry Title: Harriet Blair Rowan coronavirus portfolio
    Entry Credit: Harriet Blair Rowan
    Judge Comment: The animation graphics were captivating, engaging and effectively illustrate how the virus impacted several areas over time.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Press-Enterprise
    Entry Title: Dynamic coronavirus trackers
    Entry Credit: Nikie Johnson
    Judge Comment: The county-by-county information is important in gauging the spread of the virus and was organized in a clear manner. I appreciated how the color palette carried through from beginning to end.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The Press Democrat
    Entry Title: Map: Glass fire’s proximity to past fires in the North Bay
    Entry Credit: Christian Hupfeld
    Judge Comment: The distinct colors showing which sections were burned during which fire seasons was a story in itself. It helped illustrate how many of these burn areas overlapped. A great way of capturing information spanning several years.