2021 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Profile Story ( Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Desert Sun
    Entry Title: Desert Sun: Meet the "Old Gays"
    Entry Credit: Brian Blueskye, Maria Sestito, Jay Calderon
    Judge Comment: Excellent, sharp writing that helps the reader get to know the "Old Gays" and pulls us into their world in a colorful, engaging way.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Daily Breeze
    Entry Title: Why a Redondo Beach man is sharing his story of surviving breast cancer
    Entry Credit: Kristy Hutchings
    Judge Comment: Important underreported topic, strong writing and excellent storytelling. Great use of quotes.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Press Democrat
    Entry Title: He put California wines on the map. Now he's helping others deal with climate change
    Entry Credit: Peg Melnik, Kent Porter
    Judge Comment: Sharp writing and engaging topic.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Daniella Segura
    Entry Title: 103-year-old Redondo Beach veteran still feels Pearl Harbor attack
    Entry Credit: Daniella Segura
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The Press Democrat
    Entry Title: Disgraced Windsor Mayor Dominic Foppoli now an outcast in his hometown after sexual assault allegations
    Entry Credit: Austin Murphy
    Judge Comment: None