2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Coverage of Youth and Education ( Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: North Coast Journal
    Entry Title: Reaching for Resilience
    Entry Credit: Iridian Casarez
    Judge Comment: Great writing/reporting. This is how you take facts and figures and weave them into a story.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Comstock's Magazine
    Entry Title: Virtual Variations: With the coronavirus pandemic forcing most college classes online, recent high school graduates are finding their choices have changed
    Entry Credit: Laurie Lauletta-Boshart
    Judge Comment: Very thorough, well-written, lots of viewpoints. Good stuff throughout. Doesn't read like a 'long' story.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Los Altos Town Crier
    Entry Title: MVLA sees failing grades spike in distance learning
    Entry Credit: Zoe Morgan
    Judge Comment: Comprehensive, good writing. Writer obviously knows local education arena.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Coachella Valley Independent
    Entry Title: ‘A Civil Rights Issue’: Thousands of Local Students Lack Proper Internet Access—Which Makes Distance Learning All but Impossible
    Entry Credit: Kevin Fitzgerald
    Judge Comment: Thorough from standpoint of broadband and how places get it and the importance to schools; would have liked to have seen more from the people it actually impacts.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Mountain View Voice
    Entry Title: Mountain View High loses three students to deportation
    Entry Credit: Kevin Forestieri
    Judge Comment: Pretty good look at a topic that doesn't get reported on very often. What happens, how it happens, the impacts it has on children and the schools ... it's all here.