2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Agricultural Reporting ( Weeklies: 25,001 & over,Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000,Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & under)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Comstock's Magazine
    Entry Title: Promise for New Proteins: Advancements in the alternative-protein space ignite in the Sacramento area
    Entry Credit: Jessica Laskey
    Judge Comment: Great sourcing, so much detail, good writing throughout. An easy and very informative read.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Salinas Californian
    Entry Title: Ag and COVID-19
    Entry Credit: Kate Cimini
    Judge Comment: The writer obviously knows agriculture and her community. This is what great ag reporting looks like.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Calaveras Enterprise
    Entry Title: New permit rules protect mountain lions, but tie hands of western Sierra ranchers
    Entry Credit: Davis Harper
    Judge Comment: Good in-depth reporting of a topic not widely understood; lots of detail, makes it easy to understand.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Business Journal
    Entry Title: Six months into pandemic, ag industry resilient amid seismic shifts
    Entry Credit: Edward Smith
    Judge Comment: There is a LOT of information here from all across the great farming plain. Organized pretty well and writing ties it together.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Petaluma Argus-Courier
    Entry Title: Windrush Farm
    Entry Credit: Kathryn Palmer
    Judge Comment: Good detail, writer obviously has good knowledge of sheep and wool.