2021 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Breaking News ( Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Laguna Beach Independent
    Entry Title: Oil spill hits coastal O.C., officials seeks federal declaration of ‘major disaster’
    Entry Credit: Daniel Langhorne, Breeana Greenberg
    Judge Comment: It's difficult to report breaking news in a non-daily publication, but the reporter here had some good local detail that larger publications might miss. Photos complimented the stories.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: La Jolla Light
    Entry Title: City pursuing temporary emergency closure of Point La Jolla to ‘protect the public and the sea lion rookery’
    Entry Credit: Ashley Mackin-Solomon
    Judge Comment: Lots of details and quotes, but I would like to have seen more at the top about the citizens' complaints. Too many grafs started with attribution rather than the quotes or information.