2022 California Journalism Awards - Digital Division

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

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: The Times podcast: The leaked tape that upended L.A. politics
    Entry Credit: Los Angeles Times Staff
    Judge Comment: Podcasters did a great job of breaking down the tape and explaining the significance, both to current Los Angeles politics as well as its history, of what the electeds were captured saying. Well produced.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The San Diego Union-Tribune
    Entry Title: Border City: A podcast about beauty, violence and belonging in Tijuana from a journalist who spent more than 25 years reporting at the border
    Entry Credit: Sandra Dibble, Susan White
    Judge Comment: This was a beautifully produced series of podcasts that was like a scrapbook of scenes from one reporter's notebooks in Tijuana, weaving together major news, heartbreak, and drama along with highly personal moments.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The San Diego Union-Tribune
    Entry Title: San Diego News Fix: The rise and fall of Gina Champion-Cain
    Entry Credit: Kristy Totten
    Judge Comment: The podcast explained in highly organized detail how one high-profile San Diegan was able to pull off a Ponzi scheme, weaving together community voices with the reporters who dug out the story.
  • Competition Comment: This is such a wide range of podcast varieties, and each entry is impressive. Students of podcasts, take note of these fine examples.