2022 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Feature Story ( Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Sacramento Bee
    Entry Title: Sherri Papini
    Entry Credit: Ryan Sabalow, Sam Stanton
    Judge Comment: Riveting. I couldn't stop reading. This is high-level feature writing with all the bells and whistles.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Press Democrat
    Entry Title: Missing Yurok woman brings to light crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Northern California
    Entry Credit: Alana Minkler, Kent Porter
    Judge Comment: The lede with a child crying and reaching for the picture of her missing mother reels you in, but the background and support makes this piece a real winner.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Desert Sun
    Entry Title: Desert Sun: A Thai temple hidden in the desert
    Entry Credit: Christopher Damien
    Judge Comment: This meanders, to be honest, but I kept wanting to read more.
  • Competition Comment: None