2020 California Journalism Awards - Digital Division

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

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Ventura County Star
    Entry Title: Simi Valley defies state over 278-unit apartment complex
    Entry Credit: Erin Rode
    Judge Comment: The writer did a great job covering all perspectives surrounding a controversial housing project, including months of foot-dragging by the Simi Valley City Council.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: CalMatters
    Entry Title: Battle at the Beach
    Entry Credit: Julie Cart
    Judge Comment: This two-part series on Oceano Dunes' state -- among residents, tourists, and even between two different government agencies -- clearly and succinctly lays out the different facets for the reader.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Voice of OC
    Entry Title: Annual High Tide Spurs Concerns About Future Safety of San Onofre Nuclear Waste Stock Near South OC
    Entry Credit: Brandon Pho
    Judge Comment: Video, maps, and great photography helped illustrate this story and its importance.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Ventura County Star
    Entry Title: Housing advocacy group and developer sue Simi Valley over denial of senior community
    Entry Credit: Erin Rode
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The Press Democrat
    Entry Title: A month later, burn scar of Walbridge fire spans northwestern Sonoma County
    Entry Credit: Mary Callahan, Kent Porter, Elissa Chudwin
    Judge Comment: None