2021 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Enterprise News Story or Series ( Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: North Bay Business Journal
    Entry Title: Plant power: As appetite grows for vegan products, some animal product producers cry foul
    Entry Credit: Kathryn Reed
    Judge Comment: Beautiful, explanatory journalism that reveals to readers facts they may have not known. This should make people look at grocery store food aisles in a whole new way.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Ramona Sentinel
    Entry Title: Could Jackalope Junction, a Western-style steampunk theme park, find a home in Ramona?
    Entry Credit: Susan Gill Vardon
    Judge Comment: If you can make a reader smile, you win. And this is a story that definitely should have a reader smiling from beginning to end. In many ways, this is a business story gloriously disguised as a feature story. Beautiful work.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: North Bay Business Journal
    Entry Title: Marin County gets a lift for sick kids
    Entry Credit: Cheryl Sarfaty
    Judge Comment: This is a thoroughly enjoyable story with great quotes and a fresh look at a particularly cool emergency room.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Petaluma Argus-Courier
    Entry Title: Petaluma post-pandemic
    Entry Credit: Tyler Silvy, Kathryn Palmer, Crissy Pascual
    Judge Comment: This concept of "what's next" is a good one that newspapers rarely tackle. And during the time of the second wave of COVID, this was a great question to tackle.