2022 California Journalism Awards - Digital Division

Coverage of Youth and Education ( Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & over) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: San Francisco Chronicle
    Entry Title: A visa crisis is hitting the children of Silicon Valley tech workers
    Entry Credit: Deepa Fernandes, Tal Kopan
    Judge Comment: Reporters Deepa Fernandes and Tal Kopan shed light on an immigration issue too often overlooked. The plight of "documented Dreamers" is one they told with a compelling narrative voice and with a sensitivity to calcified immigration policies that have neglected to evolve with the times. The type of reporting that can lead to meaningful change.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Mercury News/East Bay Times
    Entry Title: ‘We are not trying to scare you’: Fentanyl comes to California schools
    Entry Credit: Scooty Nickerson, Julia Prodis Sulek
    Judge Comment: Reporters Scooty Nickerson and Julia Prodis Sulek deftly combined data analysis and narrative writing to drive home the dire circumstances surrounding the fentanyl crisis in schools.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: CalMatters
    Entry Title: Lagging behind: Cal State's education of Black students
    Entry Credit: Mikhail Zinshteyn, Julie Watts, Michaella Huck
    Judge Comment: Reporters Mikhail Zinshteyn, Julie Watts and Michaella Huck took what could have been routine data analysis and instead uncovered a flaw in how the CSU system reports progress among Black students. The benefit of digging deeper.
  • Competition Comment: None