2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Coverage of Business News ( Weeklies: 25,001 & over,Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: San Francisco Business Times
    Entry Title: Amid an exodus, the Bay Area loses its luster
    Entry Credit: Mark Calvey, Todd Johnson, Ian Lawson, Jim Gardner
    Judge Comment: This was a very informative article. The million dollar question has always been, "Why are businesses leaving California?" Read this article and you'll know why. Great reporting.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Metro Silicon Valley
    Entry Title: Silicon Valley’s Arts Groups, Restaurateurs Struggle Through Covid Quarantine
    Entry Credit: Grace Hase
    Judge Comment: It's not just restaurants that have been affected by the pandemic. This article touches upon all the businesses that have been affected: From arcades to movie theaters. Good read.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Monterey County Weekly
    Entry Title: A reckoning for the cannabis industry.
    Entry Credit: Mary Duan
    Judge Comment: This is a great article on an interesting topic ? and one that definitely seems to be gaining nationwide interest, as other states consider legalizing marijuana.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Beverly Hills Courier
    Entry Title: Restaurants Flaunt COVID-19 Rules
    Entry Credit: Samuel Braslow
    Judge Comment: This was a great piece on what restaurant owners are dealing with during the pandemic and the lengths they'll go to in an effort to stay afloat.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The Salinas Californian
    Entry Title: ‘Puro cash’: Latinos are opening more small businesses than anyone else in the US
    Entry Credit: Kate Cimini
    Judge Comment: Good article on a growing demographic of new business owners.