2021 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Coverage of Local Government ( Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Burbank Leader
    Entry Title: Tinhorn Flats Saga
    Entry Credit: Christian Leonard
    Judge Comment: I had considerable difficulty choosing between top two entries for first place. In a sense, it doesn't matter since they were produced by the same journalist. Impressive reporting on saloon controversy, especially inside the bar. Photos were excellent, in an understated way.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Burbank Leader
    Entry Title: Fatal Collision series
    Entry Credit: Christian Leonard, Oscar Areliz
    Judge Comment: Detailed, energetic reporting and strong photography. Your community was well served.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Elk Grove Citizen
    Entry Title: Series on the recall campaign against Elk Grove Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen
    Entry Credit: Lance Armstrong
    Judge Comment: Thorough and even-handed coverage. Think art, even if just a mug shot, for more stories.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Petaluma Argus-Courier
    Entry Title: Argus-Courier fairgrounds coverage
    Entry Credit: Tyler Silvy, Kathryn Palmer
    Judge Comment: Well explained. Some engaging writing in places.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The Davis Enterprise
    Entry Title: City, campus celebrate improved relationship
    Entry Credit: Anne Ternus-Bellamy
    Judge Comment: None