2021 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Enterprise News Story or Series ( Dailies: 50,001 & over) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: United States of California
    Entry Credit: Los Angeles Times Staff
    Judge Comment: The Times takes on an ambitious series to explore how the state sets the national agenda on critically important topics that affect all Americans, from the environment to technology to business regulation. With strong accountability reporting and deep-dive exploration, the stories pose serious questions for Californians, and the rest of us.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: San Francisco Chronicle
    Entry Title: San Francisco Chronicle: Rising Reality
    Entry Credit: John King, John Blanchard
    Judge Comment: This is a excellent package with fantastic use of visual storytelling and explanatory journalism. Few issues are as critical as climate change and sea rise, and the Chronicle demonstrates its continued commitment to keeping it at the forefront.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The San Diego Union-Tribune
    Entry Title: Mexico's role in migration across the Americas
    Entry Credit: Kate Morrissey, Alejandro Tamayo
    Judge Comment: Excellent work by the reporter and photographer to inform and educate readers about what is really happening at the border, beyond the politics and cable news hyperbole. Through strong storytelling and images, we come away with a better understanding of the forces that drive people from their homes in search of a better life.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Sacramento Bee
    Entry Title: Dangerous by design: How Sacramento's unwalkable roads imperil and kill Black residents
    Entry Credit: Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks, Phillip Reese
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Torrance Police Traded Racist, Homophobic Texts. It Could Jeopardize Hundreds of Cases
    Entry Credit: James Queally
    Judge Comment: None