2022 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

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

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Press Democrat
    Entry Title: What is wrong with PG&E's Fire Victim Trust?
    Entry Credit: Andrew Graham, Marisa Endicott
    Judge Comment: These stories successfully pull back the curtain on how and why fire victims were not receiving compensation in a timely way. The reporters clearly and impressively explained the complex financial workings of the trust and those responsible for overseeing and dispersing it.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Press Democrat
    Entry Title: Secret $600K Sonoma State settlement reveals sexual harassment & retaliation scandal
    Entry Credit: Kaylee Tornay, Martin Espinoza, Marisa Endicott, Andrew Graham, Austin Murphy
    Judge Comment: Turning around a story of this magnitude in two days is an impressive feat, as is the ability to turn around more than 40 stories in the following two months. Coordinating dozens of interviews and poring over thousands of documents, the team was able to effectively convey the shocking details behind a power couple’s fall from grace.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Sacramento Bee
    Entry Title: Butte Contractor
    Entry Credit: Ryan Sabalow, Dale Kasler
    Judge Comment: The writers’ detailed, painstaking work piecing together the sordid backgrounds of those scamming already traumatized fire victims is evident throughout this series. Using multiple resources to connect key pieces of information showed impressive ingenuity and dedication.
  • Competition Comment: None