2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Coverage of Business News ( Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Silicon Valley Business Journal
    Entry Title: A Red Line for Startups
    Entry Credit: Cromwell Schubarth
    Judge Comment: A smart take that raises good questions about venture-backed business possibly taking advantage of a government program, written in a way that will capture the attention of those may need to consider taking such steps.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Silicon Valley Business Journal
    Entry Title: Oh my gOSH!
    Entry Credit: Jody Meacham
    Judge Comment: A great package that celebrates a local institution's past, present and future, including engagng copy and eye-catching design.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: North Bay Business Journal
    Entry Title: Wine business worries about smoke taint as harvest continues
    Entry Credit: Jeff Quackenbush
    Judge Comment: Noteworthy for the way it displays knowledge of the local area -- the lasting effect of fires must be tracked and studied by reporters.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Sierra Sun
    Entry Title: Boca Ghost
    Entry Credit: Justin Scacco
    Judge Comment: An engaging read that captures a lot of local flavor, history and interest.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The Business Journal
    Entry Title: Valley entrepreneurs embrace TikTok marketing
    Entry Credit: Donald Promnitz
    Judge Comment: A great example of how to localize a global phenomenon, with vivid detail and bright quotes.