2022 California Journalism Awards - Digital Division

Coverage of Business and the Economy ( Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,000 & under) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Fresnoland
    Entry Title: Broken Ladders -- Economic Mobility in Fresno
    Entry Credit: Dympna Ugwu-Oju, Danielle Bergstrom, Melissa Montalvo, Cassandra Garibay
    Judge Comment: A stunning and expansive achievement by the Fresnoland newsroom to critically assess job pathway efforts across the area, report on successes aiding in the economic vitality of the region and reveal where failures exist to lifting workers out of poverty. A clear 1st place entry.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Capital & Main
    Entry Title: Who Killed Overtime Pay?
    Entry Credit: Marcus Baram
    Judge Comment: A business and economy category can be a stuffy affair sometimes. This series stands apart through the superior use of charts, visuals, images and data visualization to tell the tale of the fate of overtime.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: A News Cafe
    Entry Title: Redding’s Only Gay Bar Closes, Rumors Swirl as Perplexed Customers Express Sadness, Anger
    Entry Credit: Doni Chamberlain
    Judge Comment: A thoughtful and unique article about the economic and societal impacts when a community's only gay bar shuts down... what it means to residents who count on it as a second home, along with an interesting plot twist around the economics and business wrangling around a much sought after liquor license.
  • Competition Comment: None