2021 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

General Excellence ( Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Bakersfield Californian
    Entry Title: The Bakersfield Californian's General Excellence
    Entry Credit: The Bakersfield Californian staff
    Judge Comment: Want to see excellent journalism combined with great design? This is your newspaper. The newspaper often looks like a magazine as readers have a reason to browse through every page. It's nice to see so many local stories and an emphasis on photography, even with AP stories.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Press Democrat
    Entry Title: The Press Democrat, Sept. 25-26
    Entry Credit: Staff of The Press Democrat
    Judge Comment: This is a example of how great a daily newspaper can be. This newspaper magically combines tons of local news with Associated Press coverage in a seamless, colorful fashion. The bevy of section headers -- from Forum to Towns to Dining Out to Sonoma Life -- give the readers a serendipitous experience.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Desert Sun
    Entry Title: Desert Sun - General Excellence
    Entry Credit: Desert Sun staff
    Judge Comment: Amazing newspaper. Tons of local news and various sections for all sorts of tastes. The readers get quite a gem in this journalistic masterpiece.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Antelope Valley Press
    Entry Title: Feb. 27-28 editions
    Entry Credit: Jennifer Garcia, Julie Drake, Allison Gatlin
    Judge Comment: A good mix of local and national news.