2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Wildfire News Coverage ( Weeklies: 4,300 & under)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Ark
    Entry Title: "S. Marin fire district to introduce drone program"
    Entry Credit: Hannah Weikel
    Judge Comment: Great comprehensive coverage. The concise, crisp sentences and quotes made it stand out. The background added to the an informed backdrop.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Ark
    Entry Title: "PG&E: New microgrids may prevent shutoffs on peninsula"
    Entry Credit: Hannah Weikel
    Judge Comment: Very informative and helpful story for the community.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: King City Rustler
    Entry Title: "Returning Home"; "Smoke Fills Air"; "Air Quality Degrades"
    Entry Credit: Ryan Cronk
    Judge Comment: Timely, welcomed news. Very well crafted article
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Weekly Calistogan
    Entry Title: Calistoga escapes damage from LNU Complex Fires, others not so fortunate
    Entry Credit: Cynthia Sweeney
    Judge Comment: Nice clear story with relevant details and timely for the audience
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The Trinity Journal
    Entry Title: August Complex passes million-acre mark
    Entry Credit: Tony Reed
    Judge Comment: Awesome background and insight into alternative arrangements for fairground use and government contracting; the first mention I saw of it. Clear paragraphs but needed a bit more quotes