2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

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

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Not a fair fight in the ER
    Entry Credit: Thomas Curwen
    Judge Comment: A gripping profile, beautifully written. There's an artful simplicity to the prose in this piece that amplifies the haunting subject matter. Wonderfully done. Photos are fantastic, too.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: This 81-year-old was L.A.’s most devoted museum-goer until COVID-19 shuttered cultural institutions
    Entry Credit: Deborah Vankin
    Judge Comment: An absolutely lovely piece and a needed salve for this time. Just a wonderful and engrossing read.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: ‘My mom died last night.’ A teacher lost to COVID-19, leaving a young son and so many others reeling
    Entry Credit: Hailey Branson-Potts
    Judge Comment: A very poignant and personal story of loss. A beautifully moving tribute.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Mercury News/East Bay Times
    Entry Title: The doctor who shut it all down
    Entry Credit: Julia Prodis Sulek
    Judge Comment: An engrossing behind the scenes look at an unprecedented decision and the doctor who made it. A fascinating story with great pacing.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: San Francisco Chronicle
    Entry Title: San Francisco Chronicle: Coronavirus Survivor's Diary
    Entry Credit: Matthias Gafni
    Judge Comment: A powerful first-hand account of a bout with COVID-19. Wonderful graphic and multi-media elements.