2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Local Coverage of Election 2020 ( Dailies: 50,001 & over)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Orange County Register
    Entry Title: Unofficial ballot drop boxes popping up throughout the state worry elections officials
    Entry Credit: Alicia Robinson, Brooke Staggs
    Judge Comment: Effective utility. Balanced voices in the story. Exposes important election issue and offers valuable insights to voters.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: California Latinos and 2020 elections
    Entry Credit: Gustavo Arellano
    Judge Comment: Strong multi-part series with voices of people who changing leadership and voting influence in America.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Orange County Register
    Entry Title: Mail ballots in Southern California
    Entry Credit: Teri Sforza
    Judge Comment: Very useful, well-researched reporting with insights into the data and practices used to tally votes, as well as the rationale for rejecting improper voting.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The San Diego Union-Tribune
    Entry Title: RECORDS: $100K UNREPORTED ON GÓMEZ’S TAXES OVER LAST 3 YEARS
    Entry Credit: Andrew Dyer
    Judge Comment: Insightful expose and accountability piece on local leadership and allegations of misleading tax returns.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Rising Democratic star Michael Tubbs risks reelection defeat, thanks in part to a Stockton blog
    Entry Credit: Anita Chabria
    Judge Comment: Great explanatory piece and insights into misinformation and cultural/political divide in a multi-enthnic community and race.