2021 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Open-Public Service Journalism ( 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: The Press Democrat
    Entry Title: Institutional Betrayal: Sonoma Academy teacher harassment, school inaction
    Entry Credit: Kaylee Tornay, Martin Espinoza, John Burgess, Elissa Chudwin
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Claremont Courier
    Entry Title: Gaming the System
    Entry Credit: Mick Rhodes
    Judge Comment: Dig, dig dig--this is a great example of investigative and unrelenting journalism to get to the truth and heart of the issue, while providing a great service to community that may have never known of this company's misleading methods
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Extreme Heat's Deadly Toll
    Entry Credit: Los Angeles Times Staff
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Record
    Entry Title: Vaccination efforts for undocumented essential workers
    Entry Credit: Laura Diaz
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Monterey County Weekly
    Entry Title: Mobilizing the community to take a stand against anti-Asian hate
    Entry Credit: Pam Marino, Sara Rubin, Monterey County Weekly editorial staff
    Judge Comment: None