2021 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Breaking News ( Dailies: 15,000 & under) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Marin Independent Journal
    Entry Title: Marin congressman Huffman calls Capitol riot 'sedition'
    Entry Credit: Will Houston
    Judge Comment: Great reporting to take the single biggest national story of the year and get the local angle with on-the-ground color of the event.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Tribune
    Entry Title: January storm in SLO County
    Entry Credit: staff
    Judge Comment: Fantastic use of photos, video and social posts to capture some wild, out-of-the-ordinary scenes.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Record Searchlight
    Entry Title: Dixie Fire
    Entry Credit: Record Searchlight staff
    Judge Comment: Great use of the running notebook post for updates for important information, and well rounded coverage to bring in a human interest angle and investigative/data angles.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Daily Press
    Entry Title: Former Adelanto Mayor Rich Kerr arrested by FBI agents, indicted on fraud and bribery charges in alleged kickback scheme
    Entry Credit: Martin Estacio
    Judge Comment: Gripping photos and section heads
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Marin Independent Journal
    Entry Title: Marin storm havoc — flooding, power outages, damage
    Entry Credit: Gary Klien
    Judge Comment: Phenomenally descriptive language used to punch up what could've been an otherwise dry story, despite all the rain.