2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

General Excellence ( Dailies: 50,001 & over)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: L.A. Times for General Excellence
    Entry Credit: L.A. Times Staff
    Judge Comment: Stunning photography, beautifully designed pages and ads and smartly written and edited stories made the L.A. Times the first place pick for General Excellence.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The San Diego Union-Tribune
    Entry Title: The San Diego Union-Tribune (Sept. 6 and 7)
    Entry Credit: The San Diego Union-Tribune staff
    Judge Comment: Local news sets the San Diego Union-Tribune apart. Faces of San Diego and special sections Stage Hands, Are You Ready and NFL Preview stand out.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Orange County Register
    Entry Title: The Orange County Register, Sept. 19-20, 2020
    Entry Credit: The Orange County Register Staff
    Judge Comment: The Orange County Register's coronavirus section and its People Make Democracy Work are memorable for their simple idea and their sophisticated execution.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: San Francisco Chronicle
    Entry Title: San Francisco Chronicle: General Excellence (Sept. 6-7)
    Entry Credit: San Francisco Chronicle Staff
    Judge Comment: The San Francisco Chronicle is delightfully surprising. From the playful graphics and work of fiction in Throughline to the b&w photography of the front line portraits to the new dining rules, there are lots of good ideas well executed here.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The Mercury News/East Bay Times
    Entry Title: Newspapers of 9-12 and 9-13
    Entry Credit: Mercury News staff
    Judge Comment: The Mercury News' graphic 10 Figures authoritatively defines the pandemic to date and is one of the best ideas in the contest papers. The Mercury News is jam-packed with information, just not enough local for best of class.