2020 California Journalism Awards - Digital Division

Investigative Reporting ( Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & over,Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Fumed Out
    Entry Credit: Kiera Feldman
    Judge Comment: "Fumed Out" by Kiera Feldman reveals how the airline industry threatens the health and safety of all of us who fly. Its flawless presentation and harrowing detail build the case that this is the tobacco and asbestos of aviation.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Sacramento Bee
    Entry Title: Blackout on Lone Star Road
    Entry Credit: Jason Pohl
    Judge Comment: "Blackout on Lone Star Road" by Jason Pohl is storytelling at its very best. Man, can Pohl write.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Ventura County Star
    Entry Title: Fighting 'tooth and nail' for Ventura County police misconduct records: What they say
    Entry Credit: Megan Diskin
    Judge Comment: Megan Diskin's "Fighting tooth and nail" gives readers more insight into the reporting process than any other investigate entry. How dare the Ventura Police Department charge $67 an hour for redaction.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: 48hills
    Entry Title: Big real estate escapes $360 million in local SF taxes
    Entry Credit: Timothy Redmond, Elisa Mann, Zachary James
    Judge Comment: Timothy Redmond, Elisa Mann and Zachary James walk readers through how commercial real estate tax loopholes rob schools and city services of at least $360 million in revenue a year.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: CalMatters
    Entry Title: Sweet Charity
    Entry Credit: Laurel Rosenhall
    Judge Comment: Laurel Rosenhall's "Sweet Charity" made an immediate impact. California?s political ethics commission is now investigating this growing trend. Nice work.