2021 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Informational Graphic ( Dailies: 50,001 & over,Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000,Dailies: 15,000 & under) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Rebuilding Our Beach Dunes
    Entry Credit: Rosanna Xia, Paul Duginski
    Judge Comment: Between the hand-drawn art, the availability and use of data and the overall thought and care that went into the layout across these pages, this is one of the best infographic packages I have seen in a long time. This is the kind of design and coverage that makes people want to subscribe, to follow, to read news again.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The San Diego Union-Tribune
    Entry Title: The pandemic’s one-year toll
    Entry Credit: Cristina Byvik, Michelle Gilchrist
    Judge Comment: A great full-width package. This reminds me of the top-tier graphics I grew up with, data-dense with information packed into every corner. Very well laid out, it makes me want to read the corresponding article and tack this onto every post about the pandemic!
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Sacramento Bee
    Entry Title: The Vanishing Lake
    Entry Credit: Nathaniel Levine
    Judge Comment: I’m a sucker for a good map, and the one presented here is phenomenal, especially given the impact of the water shortage in context. This is a great example of less-is-more and draws the reader through to an article of great importance.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Mercury News/East Bay Times
    Entry Title: Will Economy Hit Old Highs?
    Entry Credit: Pai
    Judge Comment: Now in full color! Fantastic use of graphics to surround the main article and to display corresponding information. It makes the article itself more eye-catching and the big splotches of red and green are great attention-getters. Just remember that when putting text over a graph like that to add a box underneath so you don’t end up with those lines cutting through your text box.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: San Francisco Chronicle
    Entry Title: San Francisco Chronicle: Strokes of History
    Entry Credit: Mike Massa, John Blanchard, Nick Lozito
    Judge Comment: It’s insane how much Steph Curry has changed the game and this graph is a perfect representation of that. It’s information dense in the best of ways, showcasing just how much his career so far has impacted basketball. I would personally condense the information a little bit as it was almost a bit too busy, but the little notations (like the span of time when he had at least one 3-pointer) were perfect.