2022 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Breaking News ( Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Downey Patriot
    Entry Title: Warren High students mourn classmate killed in car crash
    Entry Credit: Alex Dominguez
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Santa Barbara Independent
    Entry Title: S.B. Astronomer Bags a Black Hole
    Entry Credit: Tyler Hayden
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: John Murphy
    Entry Title: Terriers seize Smudge Pot with late score
    Entry Credit: John Murphy
    Judge Comment: None
  • Competition Comment: Headlines need to not be confusing. No initial in headlines. Don't forget the who, what when and why. What is a smudge pot? Very good emotional photos on the Warren High story. Astronomer flowed, but caught a typo. Terriers was a great game description, but what kind of game and what is a smudge pot. Acorn, needed a better headline and it didn't flow. It isn't often we get to report on murders, so make sure it flows.