2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-Profiles ( Dailies: 15,000 & under)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Marin Independent Journal
    Entry Title: Fairfax couple await release from ‘nightmare’ coronavirus quarantine
    Entry Credit: Matthew Pera
    Judge Comment: The descriptive details kept me interested from start to finish. This story seems just as fresh and interesting now as when it was first published.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Santa Cruz Sentinel
    Entry Title: Breast cancer diagnosis during pandemic a hard road to travel
    Entry Credit: Jessica A. York
    Judge Comment: Even though this is a relevant topic, I haven't seen it covered during the pandemic. Nice angle and interesting, heartfelt read.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Napa Valley Register
    Entry Title: Covid wedding “paws-poned”: Napa couple makes the best of wedding delay
    Entry Credit: Jennifer Huffman
    Judge Comment: Had fun reading this one. Writer did a great job weaving together words to set a fun tone and give readers great insight into this couple's lives.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Marin Independent Journal
    Entry Title: Marin man in Chinese virus zone details ‘scary’ scene
    Entry Credit: Matthew Pera
    Judge Comment: This took a lot of coordinating, and it shows. Good topic and good insight into why someone might want to stay at ground zero.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Santa Maria Times
    Entry Title: Saxman
    Entry Credit: Mike Hodgson
    Judge Comment: Good heart-warming story.