2021 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Investigative Reporting ( Dailies: 15,000 & under) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
    Entry Title: Ontario-Montclair school chief gets 22 weeks of leave a year, cashes it out to become state’s top paid
    Entry Credit: Jason Henry
    Judge Comment: Great use of public records, most of which were withheld or opaque. Highlighted a very obscene example of government unchecked. Very readable!
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Daily Press
    Entry Title: How Barstow taxpayers are losing $2.4M to a San Diego investor
    Entry Credit: Charlie McGee
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Union
    Entry Title: By the numbers
    Entry Credit: Stephen Wyer
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Santa Cruz Sentinel
    Entry Title: Coronavirus worsens gaps in nursing home care
    Entry Credit: Melissa Hartman
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Santa Cruz Sentinel
    Entry Title: Frustrations mount over drinking water reliability in Boulder Creek: ‘We’re at the breaking point’
    Entry Credit: Hannah Hagemann
    Judge Comment: None