2021 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Profile Story ( Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Calexico Chronicle
    Entry Title: Yesenia Cardona, A Migrant Death
    Entry Credit: Richard Brown
    Judge Comment: The reporters of the first place entry did a remarkable job telling the human cost of human trafficking--in this case the life of a 23-year-old Guatemalan woman trying to escape violence. The deep reporting here kept me reading.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Sonoma Index-Tribune
    Entry Title: Finding the roots of Maria Colin’s art
    Entry Credit: Chase Hunter
    Judge Comment: An electrifying profile of a mother who climbed out of homelessness through grit and talent.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Dana Point Times
    Entry Title: A Lifelong Teacher: Founder of Ocean Institute to Be Honored After Fatal Collision
    Entry Credit: Lillian Boyd
    Judge Comment: A well-done profile of a local icon. I really understand the subject's life-long impact after reading.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: San Marino Tribune
    Entry Title: Life Rocked the Boat; Anding Rocked Back
    Entry Credit: Mitch Lehman
    Judge Comment: I loved this story about a woman's resilience in the face of diagnosis that would have devastated many people.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: North Bay Business Journal
    Entry Title: How this Napa entrepreneur is piloting 2 restaurants through the pandemic
    Entry Credit: Cheryl Sarfaty
    Judge Comment: This profile really provides an honest look at the struggle entrepreneurs face in the COVID-19 economy. Well done!