2021 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Public Service Journalism ( Weeklies: 25,001 & over,Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000) Back

  • Place Name: First 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: This is journalism in action. By consistently beating the drum and shedding light on a divisive festival, this news organization helped make positive change. This was well-researched. Really solid, comprehensive journalism.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Larchmont Chronicle
    Entry Title: Neighborhood regular sparks chats and compassion ("Giorgio")
    Entry Credit: Helene Seifer
    Judge Comment: I found myself wanting to know more about Giorgio (his last name, his DOB, etc.) but then realized the anonymity is what made this so charming. There are many with stories like Giorgio, which is the point; helping this population is imperative for a community. Really well-written.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Salinas Californian
    Entry Title: ‘DACA changed my life’: Salinas recipient frustrated with Texas ruling barring new applicants
    Entry Credit: David Rodriguez
    Judge Comment: A well-sourced deep dive into a Texas ruling and its effect on a California resident. Great photography and a solid read.