2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Wildfire News Coverage ( Dailies: 15,000 & under)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Visalia Times-Delta
    Entry Title: Coverage of Creek Fire
    Entry Credit: Joshua Yeager
    Judge Comment: Very finely written, with points concisely made, good selection of quotes. All three stories submitted are of consistent quality, which is very good.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Pasadena Star-News
    Entry Title: With mammoth Bobcat fire looming, firefighters draw battle lines along Mt. Wilson’s steep slopes
    Entry Credit: Bradley Bermont
    Judge Comment: Great bookends - lede and ending. Good rhythm and bridging from one part to the next. It made you want to keep reading.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Daily Independent
    Entry Title: California's Secret Fire
    Entry Credit: Jessica Weston, Lauren Jennings
    Judge Comment: Intriguing story, a good read that can capture and maintain the attention of readers.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Marin Independent Journal
    Entry Title: Point Reyes wildfire reshaping wilderness
    Entry Credit: Will Houston
    Judge Comment: An educational piece, with good details. Reads very well.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Record Searchlight
    Entry Title: Zogg Fire probe
    Entry Credit: Damon Arthur
    Judge Comment: Lede draws you in. An informative story. A good read.