2022 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Enterprise News Story or Series ( Dailies: 50,001 & over) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Exploring race in California
    Entry Credit: Tyrone Beason
    Judge Comment: This thoughtful, ambitious series elegantly weaves together so many personalities and insights. Beautifully written and keenly observed, these stories enlighten and enrich those who read them.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The San Diego Union-Tribune
    Entry Title: The woman who swindled San Diego: Inside Gina Champion-Cain's empire of lies
    Entry Credit: LORI WEISBERG, GREG MORAN
    Judge Comment: This sweeping look at one of San Diego’s most prolific swindlers almost read like a movie script. Filled with cinematic almost-too-strange-to-believe details, this piece expertly revealed one woman’s lifetime of deceit.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The San Diego Union-Tribune
    Entry Title: A cold case. A DNA hit. And finally justice. Or was it?
    Entry Credit: John Wilkens
    Judge Comment: Readers could almost hear their hearts pounding as the details of this tragedy unfolded. The story’s twists and turns left readers racing to read the next installment and with unforgettable details of the shortcomings of crime lab DNA testing decades ago.
  • Competition Comment: None