2022 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Coverage of Local Government ( Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Almanac
    Entry Title: 'Massive' public records request escalates battle over Portola Valley's housing element
    Entry Credit: Angela Swartz
    Judge Comment: Great story, well told. This piece had RHNA numbers explained, NIMBYism on parade, attorneys and former elected official behaving badly -- just great work.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Davis Enterprise
    Entry Title: City councilman sues citizens over ballot language
    Entry Credit: Anne Ternus-Bellamy
    Judge Comment: Incredibly detailed incremental reporting on a hyper local development project. Great work. (This category was very competitive.)
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Black Voice News
    Entry Title: How Political Corruption Poured into West Valley Water District
    Entry Credit: Gail Fry
    Judge Comment: This was the best story in the group, the writing, however, was at times muddy and distracting.
  • Competition Comment: All nine entries in this category showed great local watchdog reporting. It was an impressive snapshot of California journalism from scrappy newsrooms. The winning entries