2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Writing ( Dailies: 50,001 & over)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Cleanup on aisle everywhere: A day in the life of supermarket workers during coronavirus
    Entry Credit: Brittny Mejia
    Judge Comment: An article that captures the moments of the time and is very well written. A well constructed story that can keep readers attention.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Orange County Register
    Entry Title: Daughter’s connection to her late father grows like his roses
    Entry Credit: Keith Sharon
    Judge Comment: Great introduction to capture readers' attention. Beautifully written throughout. A good approach with short sentences and a human interest element that is very strong. Fine work.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Mercury News/East Bay Times
    Entry Title: Waking Up
    Entry Credit: Julia Prodis Sulek
    Judge Comment: A very nice job of approaching the issue and providing real-life examples of people's related stories. Those stories greatly enhance the story and can make a reader want to read on. A good overall job of maintaining this reviewer's interest. Very well written.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Orange County Register
    Entry Title: Jimmy Angel’s an 85-year-old teen idol with tales to tell of Pat Boone, a lucky teddy bear and the mob
    Entry Credit: Peter Larsen
    Judge Comment: A great adventure of the journey of Mr. Angel has been told beautifully. Very well written and entertaining. Fine work.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The San Diego Union-Tribune
    Entry Title: Even With New Vocabulary, 2020 Hard To Put Into Words
    Entry Credit: John Wilkens
    Judge Comment: A fine job pulling in a lot of details into one excellently flowing story. Good story and nice photos.