2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

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  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Kobe Bryant, daughter among 9 dead in helicopter crash in Calabasas
    Entry Credit: L.A. Times Staff
    Judge Comment: The death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter and others was a world-wide story and the LA Times did a marvelous job reporting on it. From a time-line, to special graphic treatment, photos and excellent writing, the coverage was compelling.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: San Francisco Chronicle
    Entry Title: San Francisco Chronicle: 2020 Wildfires
    Entry Credit: San Francisco Chronicle Staff
    Judge Comment: As fires raged in California the staff of the San Francisco Chronicle did an excellent job of keeping their reading informed.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Mercury News/East Bay Times
    Entry Title: The Bay Area shuts down
    Entry Credit: Bay Area News Group
    Judge Comment: The Mercury News/East Bay Times did a fine job covering the closing down of counties because of the Covid virus.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Coverage of the shooting of Jacob Blake and Kenosha protests
    Entry Credit: Jaweed Kaleem
    Judge Comment: Jaweed Kaleem of the LA Times did a good job reporting on the shooting death of Jacob Blake and the Kenosha protests.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The San Diego Union-Tribune
    Entry Credit: Andrew Dyer
    Judge Comment: Andrew Dyer of San Diego Union-Tribune did well in reporting on the ship fire that killed 17 and injured several others.