2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Enterprise News Story or Series ( Dailies: 15,000 & under)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Tribune
    Entry Title: What do young SLO County voters care about the most? Here’s their Citizens’ Agenda
    Entry Credit: Kaytlyn Leslie, Cassandra Garibay
    Judge Comment: What a neat, innovative way of engaging with readers! I loved how the project first sought to identify the issues important to the target audience and then sought out answers and solutions from the candidates for office.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Napa Valley Register
    Entry Title: Life in "The Bowl"
    Entry Credit: Jennifer Huffman
    Judge Comment: This story was an interesting, yet non-exploitative glimpse into those homeless camps that are popping up all over the place.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Santa Maria Times
    Entry Title: Local podcaster sheds new light on disappearance of Kristin Smart
    Entry Credit: Dave Minsky
    Judge Comment: Interesting feature, and the podcaster angle was a neat way to breathe new life into an old story.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The San Bernardino Sun
    Entry Title: Unresponsive, elderly patient spent 2 hours in Loma Linda VA waiting room before death
    Entry Credit: Scott Schwebke
    Judge Comment: Nice job bringing to light an important oversight, but the story felt a little superficial. It could have used more data and background.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Napa Valley Register
    Entry Title: Traffic Tales: Taking advantage of the Vine's free ride
    Entry Credit: Barry Eberling
    Judge Comment: This series is a unique way to tackle traffic issues -- a subject that can sometimes come across as pretty pedestrian. I'm sure the readers appreciate this feature.