2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Writing ( Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000,Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Auburn Journal
    Entry Title: Why is no one talking about this?
    Entry Credit: Bill Poindexter
    Judge Comment: Powerful piece hard to hear, hard to write; included just enough detail, quotes, and resources for readers. Great piece of work!
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Sierra Sun
    Entry Title: 'I feel like there's angel looking over me'
    Entry Credit: Justin Scacco
    Judge Comment: Great use of the quote as the header. Imagine this mother's pain? What a loss she's experiencing, and the feeling of the community wanting to help, amid the pandemic. Nice work!
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Business Journal
    Entry Title: Southeast Asian farmers face total loss in Covid fallout
    Entry Credit: Donald Promnitz
    Judge Comment: Not all farmers are millionaires. Tough story on surviving during a pandemic. Well done.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: North Bay Business Journal
    Entry Title: Early entrepreneurial drive propels her from Soviet citizen to global software CEO
    Entry Credit: Jeff Quackenbush
    Judge Comment: What humble beginnings for Anon. Story shows she, well anyone, can do anything. Nice work.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Del Mar Times
    Entry Title: New book sheds light on white-collar drug abuse
    Entry Credit: Joe Tash
    Judge Comment: Shows that despite having a great career and money, anyone can still fall to drug abuse. Good intro to the book.