2022 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

In-Depth Reporting ( Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Black Voice News
    Entry Title: Starting Over, Birthing While Black, The Daniel Dexter Story
    Entry Credit: Breanna Reeves, Chuck Bibbs
    Judge Comment: In a category with several strong entries, this story highlighting the unique subject of participatory defense stood out. The reporter made good sourcing choices and clearly explained the impact participatory defense has on the area justice system.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Sacramento Business Journal
    Entry Title: Food Fight: How tensions with elected officials led to the ouster of Yolo Food Bank leader Michael Bisch
    Entry Credit: Emily Hamann
    Judge Comment: This chronological storytelling of a controversy between a former food bank leader and a local government was fascinating. Well-sourced and well-reported.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Business Journal
    Entry Title: Balancing industrial development with community wishes
    Entry Credit: Edward Smith
    Judge Comment: Development reporting done well: This entry featured clear, but comprehensive reporting from all sides of a growth vs. environmental impact dispute. I especially appreciated the reporter highlighting possible solutions.
  • Competition Comment: None