2022 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

In-Depth Reporting ( Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Press Democrat
    Entry Title: Five years after the 2017 North Bay Firestorm
    Entry Credit: Mary Callahan, Phil Barber, Kerry Benefield, Andrew Graham, Marisa Endicott
    Judge Comment: The scope and sweep of this reporting, and the stories it reveals, is apt and fitting for a newsroom that won a Pulitzer for coverage of the original event five years before. Just as the community it covers rebuilt, the Press Democrat has not gone anywhere and indeed is setting the bar for excellence in community journalism for California.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Desert Sun
    Entry Title: Desert Sun: Lithium Valley
    Entry Credit: Janet Wilson, Erin Rode
    Judge Comment: Imperial County, isolated and long impoverished, is changing in ways no one yet fully understands, at the end of the long line of complex global macroeconomic changes. How might this change if not transform the lives of everyday people who live there? The Desert Sun provides as clear of an understand as possible without a crystal ball.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Press Democrat
    Entry Title: Gold Coin and Palms Inn: Broken promises, squalid rooms in publicly funded homeless housing sites
    Entry Credit: Andrew Graham, Ethan Varian, John Burgess, Kent Porter
    Judge Comment: None
  • Competition Comment: None