2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Coverage of Protests and Racial Justice-News or Feature Stories ( Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & under)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Glendale News-Press
    Entry Title: Coverage of Protests or Racial Justice Series
    Entry Credit: Zane Hill, Mark Geers, Camila Castellanos
    Judge Comment: A smartly executed package of stories that offers readers a broad look at the significance of the protests while keying in on unique perspectives/voices and weaving in the city's history. Clear, excellent writing.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Ark
    Entry Title: Eight Can't Wait
    Entry Credit: Hannah Weikel, Matthew Hose
    Judge Comment: An informative and well-presented look at police reform proposals, with useful links and guidance for readers seeking to educate themselves about the complex issues at hand.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Calaveras Enterprise
    Entry Title: Hundreds gather for Black Lives Matter protests in Angels Camp
    Entry Credit: Dakota Morlan
    Judge Comment: A very nicely written spot story on a BLM protest. The writer includes a variety of voices and details that add depth to the story while moving along the narrative of the day's events.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Ark
    Entry Title: BLM protests and the Tiburon police chief
    Entry Credit: Hannah Weikel, Emily Lavin, Deirdre McCrohan
    Judge Comment: Well-reported and clearly written, offering a deep look at various angles related to the protests as they played out locally.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Burbank Leader
    Entry Title: Protests Demand Police Reform
    Entry Credit: Christian Leonard, Camila Castellanos
    Judge Comment: A well-written, informative spot piece on the protests.