2022 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Coverage of 2022 Elections ( Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Black Voice News
    Entry Title: San Bernardino County Sheriff: Will Voters Make Their Own Choice in 2022? Part 1
    Entry Credit: Gail Fry, Chris Allen
    Judge Comment: Very unique story, connecting a decades-long trend to the voices of the community. Shines a light on a Sheriff selection process that definitely favors the establishment.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Almanac
    Entry Title: Menlo Park's Measure V puts the future of zoning in the public's hands
    Entry Credit: Cameron Rebosio
    Judge Comment: Housing is huge right now, and this story highlights a specific battle on the ground that is part of a larger conflict on housing density an affordability in California.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Almanac
    Entry Title: Controversy surrounds Portola Valley Town Council race
    Entry Credit: Angela Swartz, Cameron Rebosio
    Judge Comment: Great reporting, highlighting different aspects of the issue, with a consistent layout and writing tone thrrughout the entirety of the series. Both submissions from the Almanac were impressive.
  • Competition Comment: Ultimately, I chose the IE Voice submission because of the entirety of the story and design layout. Cover page is engaging and inviting, and the story is a unique take on an issue that needs exploring.