2021 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Feature Story ( Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: North Coast Journal
    Entry Title: Beacons of Hope
    Entry Credit: Kimberly Wear
    Judge Comment: I really liked the judicious use of quotes, the context and the history offered in this story. A really solid feature that didn't "read long", as an old editor of mine would say.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Comstock's Magazine
    Entry Title: When One Door Closes
    Entry Credit: Jennifer Fergesen
    Judge Comment: Really interesting, well-reported story. The only thing I would have liked to see is something up higher making it clear this story was going to be about several restaurants, and not jumping so deeply into the first one right off the bat.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Pleasanton Weekly
    Entry Title: California rugged
    Entry Credit: Dolores Fox Ciardelli
    Judge Comment: Enjoyed this read, and learned something new about an area a lot of people see from a distance. I really liked the "how to experience it" box that went with it.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Bay Area Reporter
    Entry Title: Half Moon Bay welcomes LGBTQ center
    Entry Credit: Matthew S. Bajko
    Judge Comment: This is a good story, with nice detail. But it mentions some push back - it would have been nice to get that voice in the story as well.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Bohemian
    Entry Title: World AIDS Day: The State of Treatment and Prevention in Sonoma County
    Entry Credit: Chelsea Kurnick
    Judge Comment: Concisely written, good reporting.