2022 California Journalism Awards - Digital Division

Video Journalism-Other ( Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & over) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The San Diego Union-Tribune
    Entry Title: Que Viva el Barrio
    Entry Credit: Ana Ramirez
    Judge Comment: Comprehensive exploration of the issue(s). The inclusion of a wide variety of voices contributed to the effectiveness of the video, while the inclusion of the business perspective provided valuable balance. Outstanding cinematography throughout helped propel the narrative and enhance viewer engagement.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: How the Dodgers’ mariachis have become a very L.A. tradition
    Entry Credit: Steve Saldivar, Erik Himmelsbach-Weinstein
    Judge Comment: Very engaging and well-paced video feature illustrating this successful and unique blending of cultures. Great balance of music, commentary and audience reaction/response that enhances viewer enjoyment and understanding. Upbeat pacing and enthusiasm of on-camera subjects added to the effectiveness and enjoyment.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: San Francisco Chronicle
    Entry Title: Losing the ‘best baby’
    Entry Credit: Brontë Wittpenn
    Judge Comment: Powerful and moving exploration of a painful family tragedy (and illustration within the larger Muir Hospital investigation). Effectively presented through excellent cinematography and technical production. The clips of Ailee were particularly poignant and used with care throughout. The inclusion of a more "expansive" hospital's response (vs a cursory summary) was noted and provided appropriate balance to the video story.
  • Competition Comment: None