2022 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

General Excellence ( Weeklies: 25,001 & over) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Good Times
    Entry Title: Sept. 14, 2022 and Sept. 21, 2022
    Entry Credit: Steve Palopoli, Adam Joseph, Aiyana Moya, Heather Tsang
    Judge Comment: Big local stories do come in small packages! Cover to cover, Good Times is a compelling read and a fun one at that. It’s also an extraordinarily well-designed publication β€” even the ads are a joy to read with wide gutters that help readability.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Monterey County Weekly
    Entry Title: Monterey County Weekly
    Entry Credit: Monterey County Weekly staff
    Judge Comment: The Monterey County Weekly is a well-designed tabloid that showcases high-impact stories with helpful information and 'Hot Picks,' which is so much more than just things to see. Headlines like the one on a thriving shoe business story β€” 'Off the to Laces!' β€” are concise and compelling. Packaging is easy to follow. Something worth a reader's time on every page.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Observer Newspapers
    Entry Title: General Excellence
    Entry Credit: Larry Lee
    Judge Comment: Beautifully designed publication with compelling stories about high-impact issues. Strong emphasis on education, families and business success. Urban Living showcases cultural influencers and celebrations.
  • Competition Comment: The sense of place was strong in these entries, giving readers a true feeling of connection.