2021 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Editorial Comment ( Dailies: 15,000 & under) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Tribune
    Entry Title: Paso Robles school board president picks white, male pastor because diversity doesn’t matter
    Entry Credit: Stephanie Finucane
    Judge Comment: Persuasive and detailed editorial, you have me convinced the board should have selected Adelita Hiteshew, not for diversity's sake in itself but because she has all the right qualifications. Politics at play. meaningful and timely topic.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Tribune
    Entry Title: 3 ruthless supervisors just gerrymandered SLO County to 10 more years of Republican rule
    Entry Credit: Stephanie Finucane
    Judge Comment: This editorial clearly and thoroughly lays out the political divide and how it influenced SLO supervisors to create districts that give their party the advantage. Agree with that decision or not, the argument is compelling. Timely and pertinent topic with long-term repercussions.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Times-Standard
    Entry Title: Editorial | CORE Hub aims to tackle climate emergency
    Entry Credit: Ruth Schneider
    Judge Comment: A persuasive and constructive way to explain how locals are trying to address the climate change. Timely, relevant subject, highlights creative, local solution
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Chico Enterprise-Record
    Entry Title: Local moves that don't pass the 'test'
    Entry Credit: Enterprise-Record Editorial Board
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Chico Enterprise-Record
    Entry Title: This judge gets it; now it's Chico's turn
    Entry Credit: Enterprise-Record Editorial Board
    Judge Comment: None