2021 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Wildfire News Coverage ( Dailies: 50,001 & over) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Massive Fire Wipes Out Much of California Town, Leaving Broken Hearts, Broken Dreams
    Entry Credit: Anita Chabria, Brittny Mejia, Alex Wigglesworth, Lila Seidman
    Judge Comment: As a former student journalist impacted by a wildfire, this story beautifully and heartbreakingly portrayed the impact of wildfires on local communities.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: San Francisco Chronicle
    Entry Title: San Francisco Chronicle: Wildfires Coverage
    Entry Credit: San Francisco Chronicle Staff
    Judge Comment: The Chronicle's coverage was well-rounded and well done. I especially appreciated "Grizzly Flats family lost everything in the Caldor Fire. Will they rebuild in the woods?"
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Mercury News/East Bay Times
    Entry Title: Wildfire stories from Big Basin to Tahoe to the Giant Sequoias
    Entry Credit: Paul Rogers
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Sacramento Bee
    Entry Title: Caldor Fire levels homes in Grizzly Flats, destroys school, church in El Dorado County
    Entry Credit: Sam Stanton, Michael McGough, Dale Kasler, Rosalio Ahumada
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: As Dixie Fire Tears Through Communities, Some Refuse Evacuation Orders With Guns in Hand
    Entry Credit: Anita Chabria, Alex Wigglesworth, Lila Seidman
    Judge Comment: None