2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-Fallout ( Dailies: 50,001 & over)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: San Francisco Chronicle
    Entry Title: San Francisco Chronicle: Captain Crozier
    Entry Credit: Matthias Gafni, Joe Garofoli, Tal Kopan
    Judge Comment: Reporters for the San Francisco Chronicle did a magnificent job bringing Capt. Brett Crozier's story to national attention.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The San Diego Union-Tribune
    Entry Title: Faces of the Arts Shutdown
    Entry Credit: Pam Kragen, George Varga, Michael James Rocha
    Judge Comment: The San Diego Union-Tribune did a good job showcasing the impact the Covid virus has had on the Arts.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: San Francisco Chronicle
    Entry Title: San Francisco Chronicle: Equity and the Pandemic
    Entry Credit: San Francisco Chronicle Staff
    Judge Comment: The San Francisco Chronicle did a fine job highlighting how the poor bore the brunt of the shutdown.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Newsom reopened California without meeting his own coronavirus testing, tracing benchmarks
    Entry Credit: Taryn Luna
    Judge Comment: The LA Times showed how testing standards were not upheld.Complete story with excellent quotes.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The Sacramento Bee
    Entry Title: Haste and waste: California's rush to buy coronavirus gear
    Entry Credit: SOPHIA BOLLAG, HANNAH WILEY, RYAN SABALOW, WES VENTEICHER
    Judge Comment: The Sacramento Bee's showed how purchase efforts by the state for Covid virus supplies was rushed and in peril.