2022 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Editorial Comment ( Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Petaluma Argus-Courier
    Entry Title: Improve culture along with facilities to protect female firefighters
    Entry Credit: Emily Charrier
    Judge Comment: Terrific analysis and a righteous call to action. Very well done and well argued.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Pleasanton Weekly
    Entry Title: District map reeks of gerrymandering
    Entry Credit: Gina Channell Wilcox
    Judge Comment: This was explanatory journalism that is so important in communities that rely on us for answers. Loved it
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Pleasanton Weekly
    Entry Title: When term limits aren't really term limits
    Entry Credit: Jeremy Walsh
    Judge Comment: The piece highlighted how government can be far more complex than people realize. It was especially good because the authors held themselves to account as well
  • Competition Comment: Stiff competition here. Even some of the pieces that didn't finish in the money were very close. Terrific work by all