2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Enterprise News Story or Series ( Weeklies: 25,001 & over)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Metro Silicon Valley
    Entry Title: Racism in the Streets: How Homelessness Became a Civil Rights Issue in South Bay
    Entry Credit: Grace Hase
    Judge Comment: This gripping story takes startling statistics and expertly weaves in moving human perspectives and historic context. The result is an important look at one of the most critical issues facing the nation.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Santa Barbara Independent
    Entry Title: Is Highway 154 the Blood Alley We All Think It Is?
    Entry Credit: Tyler Hayden
    Judge Comment: Great idea to look at a decade's worth of data to debunk a longstanding belief that one stretch of highway was one of the deadliest. Searchable database is also a helpful resource for readers wanting to delve into the issue on their own.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Thousand Oaks Acorn
    Entry Title: Borderline Second Anniversary
    Entry Credit: Dawn Megli, Michael Coons, Richard Gillard
    Judge Comment: This series compassionately presents the raw emotions, grief and heartbreak of survivors of the horrific Borderline shooting. Describing the background of the memorial sculptures and the touching anniversary tribute reveal the lasting pain felt throughout the community.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Palo Alto Weekly
    Entry Title: Silicon Valley's underground food movement is driven by Instagram and COVID economics
    Entry Credit: Elena Kadvany
    Judge Comment: A nicely told story peeling away the challenges facing those selling homemade food to make money during the pandemic. Interviews with several home cooks facing licensing challenges and strong photos helped turn what could have been a bureaucratic piece into a compelling read.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Metro Silicon Valley
    Entry Title: Delays, Barriers Plague Santa Clara County’s Quarantine Subsidies
    Entry Credit: Jennifer Wadsworth
    Judge Comment: A vivid look at the frustrations faced by those who need help the most during the pandemic, and the hardworking people who are trying to bridge the gap. Moving interviews and dramatic statistics make for an impactful read.