2021 California Journalism Awards - Digital Division

In-Depth Reporting ( Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,000 & under) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: India Currents
    Entry Title: Desi Dost Project
    Entry Credit: Meera Kymal, Anjana Nagarajan-Butaney, Vandana Kumar
    Judge Comment: The decision to tackle this fascinating and horrifying topic required such dedication and legwork. I am impressed with the commitment to this very powerful story that needed to be told. It's a true public service.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: California Health Report
    Entry Title: Domestic violence coverage
    Entry Credit: CLAUDIA BOYD BARRETT, Carly Stern
    Judge Comment: It's unfortunate that more work continues to be necessary when addressing solutions-focused reporting on domestic violence in various communities. However, the work put in by this organization to highlight alternative responses in this area is a testament to the hope that exists for a more resilient future generation.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: California Health Report
    Entry Title: Water contamination in the Central Valley
    Entry Credit: CLAUDIA BOYD BARRETT
    Judge Comment: The need for coverage of this level of neglect for such a basic need is appalling but must continue as long as the disparity exists. Holding people and agencies accountable is sometimes the only thing that results in an outcome that betters the lives of others. This organization is doing important work not just for these communities but for humanity in general.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Capital & Main
    Entry Title: Cart Battle: Los Angeles' Code War Against Street Vendors
    Entry Credit: Jack Ross, Janette Villafana
    Judge Comment: This series reveals an interesting ongoing struggle and dichotomy that could be easily fixed with an agreed mutual benefit to the city and business owners for the greater good.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Valley Voice
    Entry Title: Tulare Public Cemetery District turmoil
    Entry Credit: Catherine Doe
    Judge Comment: The horror abounds! What an awful but necessary series to report on and follow. Closure must be given to families and justice must be given appropriately. Great job staying on top of this story and covering the necessary details.