2022 California Journalism Awards - Digital Division

Enterprise News Story or Series ( Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: EdSource
    Entry Title: Library or police, a small town’s struggle
    Entry Credit: Emma Gallegos, Zaidee Stavely, Coby McDonald
    Judge Comment: Really thorough and well-written reporting with great supporting components in the graphics and podcast. This series expertly uses one town's fight over a library to highlight broader inequities. Well done!
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: EdSource
    Entry Title: Nearly 1 out of 5 classes in California taught by underprepared teachers
    Entry Credit: Diana Lambert, John Fensterwald, Daniel Willis, Yuxuan Xie, Zaidee Stavely
    Judge Comment: This important and very thorough series uses a number of components, sources and data bases to show where educational inequities exist and why they matter. Strong reporting that could lead to systemic change!
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: San Jose Spotlight
    Entry Title: Santa Clara mayor asks Newsom to give campaign donor a break
    Entry Credit: Joseph Geha
    Judge Comment: Great watchdog reporting that held an elected official accountable for ethically questionable behavior. This is what reporting was meant to do! And it was well-written and riveting.
  • Competition Comment: Choosing winners in this contest was very hard. Having judged numerous journalism contests, this was some of the finest work I have seen stacked against each other. Truly everyone who entered should feel proud of the important work they are doing.