2021 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Open-In-Depth Reporting ( Weeklies: 25,001 & over,Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000,Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & under,Dailies: 50,001 & over,Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000,Dailies: 15,000 & under) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Santa Maria Times
    Entry Title: COVID Hot Spot: an at risk city
    Entry Credit: Laura Place, Emily Slater
    Judge Comment: This was solid, well-researched reporting that had a good mix of emotional impact and detailed data. The number of engaging quotes helped tell the story, and also kept the story from becoming monotonous and overly dry. The variety of stories and voices and this series, counterbalanced with the overarching theme, grabs the readers' attention.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Black Voice News
    Entry Title: Food Apartheid and San Bernardino Residents
    Entry Credit: Breanna Reeves, Stephanie Williams, Gail Fry
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Disease, Inequity and Resilience in South L.A.
    Entry Credit: Joe Mozingo, Francine Orr
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Desert Sun
    Entry Title: Desert Sun: Salton Sea
    Entry Credit: Mark Olalde, Janet Wilson, Jay Calderon
    Judge Comment: None