2022 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Investigative Reporting ( Weeklies: 25,001 & over,Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: North Coast Journal
    Entry Title: Profit and Pain
    Entry Credit: Linda Stansberry
    Judge Comment: Truly impressive reporting that took so much digging and ingenuity to expose a truly devious financial scheme and the systemic failures that allowed it to happen, hurting some of the most vulnerable people. Bravo!
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Palo Alto Weekly
    Entry Title: Fatal errors
    Entry Credit: Gennady Sheyner
    Judge Comment: Wow, what a well-written and reported story, especially in the face of being stonewalled by so many important sources! Important work that holds the city accountable and lays bare its attempts to shirk its responsibility in an avoidable tragedy.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Monterey County Weekly
    Entry Title: Unraveling a development Cannery Row
    Entry Credit: David Schmalz
    Judge Comment: Such a fascinating, well sourced story. Both the colorful and bold writing and the thorough digging make this story a unique and unforgettable tale of a historic place.
  • Competition Comment: Wow, such great reporting and writing. This contest was truly difficult to choose winners as each story was unique, important and written by reporters at the top of their game. Really a pleasure to see such well-written, well-sourced and creative work.