2022 California Journalism Awards - Digital Division

General Excellence ( Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & over) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: CalMatters
    Entry Title: CalMatters
    Entry Credit: David Lesher, Neil Chase
    Judge Comment: CalMatters’ digital platform presents insightful political news in an extremely engaging yet digestible way. The reporting dives deep into complex topics while catching the eye with amazing visual content. The headlines are attention-grabbing, the photography is superb and each vertical has extensive, important coverage. I didn’t find one story that didn’t answer the question: “Why does this matter to California?”
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Credit: Los Angeles Times Staff
    Judge Comment: The Los Angeles Times’ expansive coverage of national, statewide and local news presents key topics through clear, engaging and human-centered writing. The headlines are clear and compelling. The visual content is captivating and tells stories of its own while adding to the reporting it compliments. The LA Times’ coverage exposes important issues and societal impacts that may otherwise go unnoticed.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: San Francisco Chronicle
    Entry Title: San Francisco Chronicle: General Excellence
    Entry Credit: The Chronicle Staff
    Judge Comment: The San Francisco Chronicle provides an excellent sense of place to its readers while continually answering the question: “Why does this matter?” The website has extensive, well-written content about topics that impact readers lives the most, including coverage of recent natural disasters. Each vertical is well-developed, and the website’s design is clean and immersive.
  • Competition Comment: None