2022 California Journalism Awards - Digital Division

Coverage of 2022 Elections ( Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & over) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Sacramento Bee
    Entry Title: 2022 Election Coverage
    Entry Credit: Jenavieve Hatch
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Mercury News/East Bay Times
    Entry Title: Battle for Congress? Not here.
    Entry Credit: Scooty Nickerson
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Times of San Diego
    Entry Title: Times of San Diego Voter Guides
    Entry Credit: Chris Jennewein
    Judge Comment: None
  • Competition Comment: This was a difficult decision. So many of our colleagues did excellent work leading up to last year's election. 1. The Bee’s Jenavieve Hatch found three big stories that together showed us a California that is one might not expect to find in the Capital Region—call it "Trump’s California." Each story is meticulously reported and told with an authoritative yet casual tone 2. With "Battle for Congress? Not here," The Merc's Scooty Nickerson teases real insights out of the data regarding the longevity of local electeds. (And whoever wrote the headline deserves an award for effective understatement.) 3. The Times of San Diego provided a master class in reader-service journalism with its voter guides, which it delivered at a crucial moment in our democracy.