2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Coverage of Youth and Education ( Dailies: 15,000 & under)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Tribune
    Entry Title: Number of failing grades soar as SLO County students struggle with distance learning
    Entry Credit: Mackenzie Shuman
    Judge Comment: Truly eye-popping reporting on the impacts of the pandemic on learning,
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Tribune
    Entry Title: How do you learn remotely with no internet? SLO County families struggle to connect
    Entry Credit: Lindsey Holden
    Judge Comment: Excellent presentation, strong writing and supportive facts that explains clearly the impacts of distance learning in a rural community.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Record Searchlight
    Entry Title: Why Native American students are absent at higher levels in Shasta County
    Entry Credit: Nada Atieh
    Judge Comment: Very interesting story about a subject that is all too frequently buried. Particularly timely as the country and the state grapple with racial and ethnic inequity.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Porterville Recorder
    Entry Title: Granite HIlls make adjustments after student survey
    Entry Credit: Nayirah Dosu
    Judge Comment: Nicely presented, clear and factual. Strong writing and a topic that was likely broadly read by the community.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Santa Maria Times
    Entry Title: 'Where's your passport?'
    Entry Credit: Joe Bailey, Laura Place
    Judge Comment: Good series on racism among students and how a community is tasked with addressing it.