2022 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Coverage of Youth and Education ( Dailies: 15,000 & under) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Marin Independent Journal
    Entry Title: Youth volleyball coach accused of player abuses
    Entry Credit: Gary Klien
    Judge Comment: It took Gary Klien digging into a youth volleyball coach's alleged physical and emotional abuse of players to galvanize police to revisit their investigation of a recent assault and ultimately, arrest him. As a result, the coach is no longer coaching, having stepped down from the volleyball club he started two decades ago.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Record Searchlight
    Entry Title: Check his record
    Entry Credit: Nada Atieh
    Judge Comment: Nada Atieh's dive into a superintendent candidate's track record of dismal performance at his previous school districts is exactly why local news matters. Exemplary accountability reporting.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Napa Valley Register
    Entry Title: Former Pope Valley school employee faces multiple sex abuse counts
    Entry Credit: Howard Yune, Edward Booth
    Judge Comment: Reporters at the Napa Valley Register went beyond reporting news of allegations that a former school employee sexually abused children to examining the people and systems that allowed the abuse to continue.
  • Competition Comment: None