2022 California Journalism Awards - Digital Division

Breaking News ( Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & over) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Press Democrat
    Entry Title: Sonoma County deputy's fatal shooting of farmworker David Pelaez-Chavez
    Entry Credit: Andrew Graham, Colin Atagi, Nashelly Chavez, Alana Minkler, Matt Pera
    Judge Comment: Excellent coverage on this from first story to last. An abundance of sources from each angle of the story. Easily read, informative, great use of photos, footage, and absolutely utilized the efficiency of sidebars.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: San Francisco Chronicle
    Entry Title: Pelosi Attack Coverage Series
    Entry Credit: The Chronicle Staff
    Judge Comment: Excellent coverage. Great use of visuals, reminding readers of the basics in each story gave a new reader just coming in enough information to get the picture without having to go back.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Sacramento Bee
    Entry Title: Sacramento mass shooting
    Entry Credit: Staff
    Judge Comment: None
  • Competition Comment: Officer involved shooting, home invasion at Pelosi's home, mass shooting. These are the stories that have reached the nation and beyond this past year. And all of the coverage of these were excellently done, well written, and provided not only breaking news, but showed in-depth reporting, especially as more information came out about each incident. All three of these really show the power of teamwork in a news room. This was a difficult decision, and between the three winners it came down to the smallest details to make a choice.