2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Coverage of Business News ( Dailies: 50,001 & over)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Race, business and equity in America
    Entry Credit: L.A. Times Staff
    Judge Comment: Compelling writing, top-notch reporting. The coverage's biggest accomplishment: Putting a human face on the statistics behind systemic racism.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: San Francisco Chronicle
    Entry Title: San Francisco Chronicle: The Gig Worker Referendum
    Entry Credit: Carolyn Said
    Judge Comment: Superb coverage. Shows real-world impact of the law, while providing voters information about the ballot initiative.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The San Diego Union-Tribune
    Entry Title: MEXICAN WORKERS DYING FROM COVID-19
    Entry Credit: Wendy Fry
    Judge Comment: Superb job of putting a human face on the cost of a global pandemic.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Independent Contractors: AB 5 and Prop. 22
    Entry Credit: Margot Roosevelt, Johana Bhuiyan, Suhauna Hussain
    Judge Comment: Superb reporting. Shows real-world consequences of policy. Fascinating details about algorithms and how companies track their employees.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Consumer safety or consumer confusion?
    Entry Credit: Geoffrey Mohan
    Judge Comment: Explains complex law and science in an easily digestible way. Weaving in historical context also praiseworthy. Superb writing and reporting