2022 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Enterprise News Story or Series ( Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Press Democrat
    Entry Title: Northern California's Yuki tribe seeks to right (UC) Hastings' wrong
    Entry Credit: Alana Minkler, Beth Schlanker
    Judge Comment: Detailed interviews educated and enlightened readers to the state’s history with deeply moving interviews and a deep dive into many issues the renaming project brought to the surface after so many generations.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Press Democrat
    Entry Title: How legalized cannabis left would-be Northern California entrepreneurs bitter and broke
    Entry Credit: Andrew Graham, Kent Porter
    Judge Comment: Excellent storytelling and key details provided important context on an evolving industry. Strong quotes brought emotional impact to the stories of broken dreams and disappointments.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Sacramento Bee
    Entry Title: Sexual assault lawsuits
    Entry Credit: Sam Stanton
    Judge Comment: These stories expertly handle the sensitive topic of sexual abuse and its lasting impacts, even decades later. Emotional interviews and compelling narrative make this a difficult story to forget.
  • Competition Comment: None