2021 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Columns ( Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Del Mar Times
    Entry Title: Education Matters: Getting adults out of the way; Why is Critical Race Theory so divisive
    Entry Credit: Marsha Sutton
    Judge Comment: Very easy to read and understand the issues presented in both columns. Education Matters: By the third paragraph, I could summise the feel of the article — A+ CRT Explainer: Very well done framing the issue while taking a solid stance.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Davis Enterprise
    Entry Title: Comings & Goings
    Entry Credit: Wendy Weitzel
    Judge Comment: I love the memorialization of the beloved business in Davis. Considering the pandemic, the feel of loss comes to mind. The tone of the column hit the nail on the head. I witnessed my own favorite business go under and it changes the local landscape forever.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Black Voice News
    Entry Title: Mental Illness Runs in My Family
    Entry Credit: Stephanie Williams
    Judge Comment: I love the writer's approach of talking about mental illness within their own family and what its like talking about it generation to generation. By inputting their own life story, the writer broadcasts a peek into how individuals think about family mental health. I can see some of my own story in this column.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Calexico Chronicle
    Entry Title: Daniela and Luis Flores Columns
    Entry Credit: Daniela Flores, Luis Flores
    Judge Comment: None