2022 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Investigative Reporting ( Dailies: 50,001 & over) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Golden State Injustice
    Entry Credit: Matt Hamilton, Harriet Ryan
    Judge Comment: A sterling example of an outstanding, compelling, exhaustively researched investigative series that sheds light where needed and results in important changes. The reporters’ instincts, court battles and unrelenting research resulted in a truly a phenomenal series of stories.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Failure to Protect
    Entry Credit: Robert J. Lopez, Colleen Shalby
    Judge Comment: Unveiling the scope and scale of serious problems across the CSU system presented a daunting challenge. The reporters’ dedication to unearthing confidential documents and communications unravelled the heart wrenching details that led lawmakers to make much-needed changes.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: San Francisco Chronicle
    Entry Title: Child deaths at John Muir Health
    Entry Credit: Matthias Gafni, Cynthia Dizikes
    Judge Comment: The data analysis, records searches and reporting behind this story are a testament to the importance of investigative reporting. Examining the shortcomings behind the heartbreaking deaths of multiple children at this facility has no doubt saved many, many more lives and will do so for years to come.
  • Competition Comment: None