2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Wildfire News Coverage ( Dailies: 50,001 & over,Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: San Francisco Chronicle
    Entry Title: San Francisco Chronicle: 2020 Wildfires Coverage
    Entry Credit: San Francisco Chronicle Staff
    Judge Comment: Comprehensive and informative coverage on a range of wildfire issues amid the pandemic.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Mercury News/East Bay Times
    Entry Title: The Destruction of Big Basin, California's oldest state park
    Entry Credit: Paul Rogers, Ethan Baron, Randy Vazquez
    Judge Comment: Unique content that highlights the resilience of redwoods and how they may recover, among other informative stories.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Cutbacks and climate change
    Entry Credit: Anna M. Phillips, Joseph Serna, Ruben Vives
    Judge Comment: The work exposes details around the debate between funding and forest manager, and complexities of preventing firefighters.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Press Democrat
    Entry Title: Press Democrat coverage of the LNU Lightning Complex and Walbridge fires, Aug. 18-30, 2020
    Entry Credit: Press Democrat staff
    Judge Comment: An enormous amount of work and daily, deadline driven content to inform the community.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The Press Democrat
    Entry Title: Press Democrat coverage of the Glass fire, Sept. 28-Oct. 11, 2020
    Entry Credit: Press Democrat staff
    Judge Comment: An enormous amount of work and daily, deadline driven content to inform the community.