2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-Health Reporting ( Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000,Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Comstock's Magazine
    Entry Title: Vaccination Anticipation: UC Davis researchers join the global race for a COVID-19 vaccine
    Entry Credit: Jessica Laskey
    Judge Comment: Great coverage on an aspect of the pandemic that we don't hear too much about. We know a vaccine was being developed and we know it's being distributed, but this piece educates the reader on the entire process, from start to finish.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Bay Area Reporter
    Entry Title: For LGBTs with disabilities, virus brings challenges
    Entry Credit: Matthew S. Bajko
    Judge Comment: This was an interesting piece because it focuses on the disabled, who already face challenges in everyday life. Add a pandemic to the equation and their issues are compounded. This was a fresh and different perspective.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: North Bay Business Journal
    Entry Title: Dentists face impact of coronavirus
    Entry Credit: Cheryl Sarfaty
    Judge Comment: Great reporting. We hear so much about doctors and nurses, but not much about other healthcare providers and their challenges during the pandemic. This was a good approach.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Comstock's Magazine
    Entry Title: Help for the Helpers: Crises like the coronavirus pandemic increase stress, especially for first responders, but there are ways to cope
    Entry Credit: Sena Christian
    Judge Comment: What happens when those that help, need some help? This article gives us an idea of what healthcare professionals deal with and how they deal with it. Good job.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Tracy Press
    Entry Title: Anxiety, stress take a toll as quarantine continues
    Entry Credit: Glenn Moore
    Judge Comment: The article is to the point. What happens during quarantine? We suffer from stress and anxiety. Where can you get help? That's covered too. Good reporting.