2021 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Coverage of Business News ( Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: San Francisco Business Times
    Entry Title: Fed up — and fighting back
    Entry Credit: Alex Barreira
    Judge Comment: Humanizes and localizes a key regional/statewide story. Good mix of data and feature elements. Strong photos. Great integration of graphics & side bar.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: San Francisco Business Times
    Entry Title: Zymergen imploded. Can it survive?
    Entry Credit: Ron Leuty
    Judge Comment: Well-reported and compelling throughout, even for industry outsiders. Good use of graphics, though the front-page layout was a bit distracting. Not overly dependent on jargon, which was refreshing in a story like this.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Bay Area Reporter
    Entry Title: Business News coverage
    Entry Credit: Matthew S. Bajko
    Judge Comment: Good array of sources. Clear knowledge of local news landscape and audience interest. Does not lean on emotional quotes or generalizations; info is backed up with data points.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Pleasanton Weekly
    Entry Title: Wingen Bakery
    Entry Credit: Cierra Bailey
    Judge Comment: Sometimes simple, straightforward storytelling is the most appropriate. This was not trying too hard to be a good story; it just was a good story.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Comstock's Magazine
    Entry Title: Tackling the Talent Gap
    Entry Credit: Steven Yoder
    Judge Comment: Interesting and informative with lots of sources. Strong voice and good blend of data and writing. Well structured. Kerning issues unfortunately made it very difficult to read throughout.