2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

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  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Los Altos Town Crier
    Entry Title: Neysa Fligor blazes a trail as Los Altos’ first Black mayor
    Entry Credit: Eric He
    Judge Comment: Well-written and interesting profile.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Coachella Valley Independent
    Entry Title: Pandemic Stories: A Chat With Nine Local Members of Alcoholics Anonymous About How They’re Dealing With the Shelter-in-Place Order
    Entry Credit: Valerie Jean Hume
    Judge Comment: An insightful look at an important topic. I would have liked to have seen more photos. There is a problem with photographing an anonymous meeting, obviously, but I would have liked to see a creative solution such as screenshots not showing faces, etc.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Pleasanton Weekly
    Entry Title: Gretchen's legacy
    Entry Credit: Ryan Degan
    Judge Comment: A touching story about a moving family legacy.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Pacific Sun
    Entry Title: North Bay Youth are Ready to Succeed
    Entry Credit: Charlie Swanson
    Judge Comment: Interesting story about the younger generation. Great lead photo.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Palos Verdes Peninsula News
    Entry Title: Friends notice woman's stroke over Zoom
    Entry Credit: Michael Hixon
    Judge Comment: Feel-good story about the unlikely benefits of a Zoom chat between friends. Well done.