2022 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

In-Depth Reporting ( Dailies: 15,000 & under) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Monterey Herald
    Entry Title: Keeping it from slipping away
    Entry Credit: Tess Kenny
    Judge Comment: Tess Kenny's Keeping it from Slipping Away is deeply reported and a real talker. Kenny dug deep to tell this story of ground squirrels, gophers and responsibility. And offers solutions.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Chico Enterprise-Record
    Entry Title: Fentanyl's increasing presence in Butte County
    Entry Credit: Michael Weber, David Little
    Judge Comment: The Chico Enterprise-Record's two-part series on fentanyl is top-notch in every way. Powerful photos and storytelling. Excellent photography and editing. This deep dive into fentanyl is as good as it gets.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The San Bernardino Sun
    Entry Title: San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies accused of illegally seizing $1 million from armored vehicles
    Entry Credit: Scott Schwebke
    Judge Comment: Scott Schwebke's breaking news stories on armored vehicle seizures by the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department are an eye-opener and a talker. Kudos to Schwebke for writing with clarity and without bias.
  • Competition Comment: None