2022 California Journalism Awards - Digital Division

Health Coverage ( Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & over) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: California is trying to house the homeless through a health insurance program. It worked for this man
    Entry Credit: Lila Seidman
    Judge Comment: This story provides a thoughtful and nuanced window into a health issue that California is desperately trying to solve: how to house those who are experiencing homelessness. It offers a path forward and doesn't lose sight of the real people who stand to gain the most from housing efforts: those without housing themselves. Well done.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Press Democrat
    Entry Title: ‘We thought we had a great plan until we didn’t’: A grieving Santa Rosa man is left to wonder how California’s death with dignity law failed his wife
    Entry Credit: Kerry Benefield, Chad Surmick
    Judge Comment: This is a beautifully written, moving piece that shows the gaps in California's system for medically assisted dying. As the best stories do, this one offers the opportunity for change. Bravo.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: CalMatters
    Entry Title: Kristen Hwang health reporting
    Entry Credit: Kristen Hwang
    Judge Comment: The depth of on-the-ground reporting here is impressive, and the writing stands out. Nice work.
  • Competition Comment: None