2022 California Journalism Awards - Digital Division

Coverage of Business and the Economy ( Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & over) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: San Francisco Chronicle
    Entry Title: San Francisco Chronicle: Coverage of Business and the Economy
    Entry Credit: Elena Kadvany, Santiago Mejia, Agnes Lee
    Judge Comment: The Good Good Culture Story's schedule format was a great way to bring the reader along and bring the topic to life. Scrolling the text through the autoplay videos and photos created a rich media experience that makes the reader want to discover more. Strong storytelling and visual language throughout each submitted story. Each story of the series built on the last to report on restaurant culture as a whole, as well as how it relates to the recent past of the pandemic.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: CalMatters
    Entry Title: Alexei Koseff Reporting on cannabis
    Entry Credit: Alexei Koseff
    Judge Comment: Comprehensive reporting that sheds light on multiple players in the cannabis industry, as well as the political implications of Newsom's support and eventual inattention to the cause. Each story flowed nicely with thorough reporting highlighting personal stories from all over the state.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The San Diego Union-Tribune
    Entry Title: ‘She was on top of the world’: The rise and fall of San Diego’s largest Ponzi schemer
    Entry Credit: Lori Weisberg, Greg Moran, Adriana Heldiz
    Judge Comment: Well-written and clear portrait of a specific person and the business landscape she operated in. Videos, charts and podcast help illustrate the scam and the effects of one person's actions.
  • Competition Comment: None