2021 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

In-Depth Reporting ( Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Black Voice News
    Entry Title: Food Apartheid and San Bernardino Residents
    Entry Credit: Breanna Reeves, Stephanie Williams, Gail Fry
    Judge Comment: 'Food Apartheid' not only shed light on a serious problem in underserved communities, it offered a potential solution for solving the issue. Well done.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Calexico Chronicle
    Entry Title: Hotel Becomes COVID Center for Migrants
    Entry Credit: Julio Morales
    Judge Comment: Not only a good scoop, but one that was thoroughly followed up. This offered interesting, divergent viewpoints.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Petaluma Argus-Courier
    Entry Title: Argus-Courier homelessness coverage
    Entry Credit: Kathryn Palmer, Tyler Silvy, Crissy Pascual, Amelia Parreira
    Judge Comment: Deep-dive journalism includes some solutions-based journalism. Going to Oakland to see how a similar community had been cobbled together made this a comprehensive package.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Sonoma Index-Tribune
    Entry Title: Opioids in Wine Country
    Entry Credit: Chase Hunter
    Judge Comment: Well-sourced and deep look into an issue that has plagued numerous communities, regardless of socio-economic standing.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Burbank Leader
    Entry Title: Rents Continue to Skyrocket, Cornering Tenants
    Entry Credit: Christian Leonard
    Judge Comment: Great data provided on this increasingly important topic.