2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Writing ( Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Desert Sun
    Entry Title: Desert Sun: A bird oasis burned in Niland. Its owner vows to rebuild
    Entry Credit: Mark Olalde
    Judge Comment: Very descriptive language that puts the reader at the scene. Lengthy story that doesn't feel long thanks to its colorful vocabulary and details that keep the interest level high.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Modesto Bee
    Entry Title: Grim news comes home with Stanislaus County’s first coronavirus death
    Entry Credit: Garth Stapley
    Judge Comment: Takes the “zero” theme and runs with it. The ending may be abrupt, but it is very powerful.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Desert Sun
    Entry Title: Desert Sun: Jurors acquit man, help him get his life back
    Entry Credit: Christopher Damien
    Judge Comment: Story expertly weaves the past and present to give an interesting narrative that is easy to read.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Press-Telegram
    Entry Title: Love in the time of coronavirus: Long Beach couple weds in a changed world
    Entry Credit: Hayley Munguia
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The Bakersfield Californian
    Entry Title: Resident who shared his Superman alter ego dies
    Entry Credit: Steven Mayer
    Judge Comment: None