2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

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  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Salinas Californian
    Entry Title: Mayor Joe Gunter: A straightforward man who believed in action, and in Salinas
    Entry Credit: Joe Szydlowski
    Judge Comment: This is a touching tribute. I liked that it included praise from an adversary. It was very thorough reporting and well-written.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Acorn
    Entry Title: Keys to the kingdom
    Entry Credit: Eliav Appelbaum, David Lopez
    Judge Comment: This story would appeal to even non-sports readers. It was very interesting. I liked the connection between the brothers.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Good Times
    Entry Title: "Music Without Borders"
    Entry Credit: Steve Palopoli
    Judge Comment: I felt like I know Keith Greeniger after reading his profile. It showed very thorough reporting and was well-written with nice photos.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Palo Alto Weekly
    Entry Title: Peninsula singing group offers 'golden guarantee'
    Entry Credit: Karla Kane
    Judge Comment: This story had an original take that made it very interesting. I liked the emphasis on the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Camarillo Acorn
    Entry Title: Camarillo boy is Santa’s little helper
    Entry Credit: Brooke Stanley
    Judge Comment: This needed slight editing. I would have liked to see the photo of the boy with the big bag of toys, bigger than him, for a good visual.