2022 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Investigative Reporting ( Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & under) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Santa Clara Weekly
    Entry Title: Qualified Elector Doesn't Mean What You Think
    Entry Credit: David Alexander
    Judge Comment: Sometimes simple questions - in this case, what is a legal address for purposes of voting - are among the most useful. At a time when voting is such a subject of high controversy, getting these things right has some significance, and the effort to follow the questions all the way through was notable here.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Pleasanton Weekly
    Entry Title: What's going on with Senior Support Program?
    Entry Credit: Nicole Gonzales
    Judge Comment: The article might have used a little better organization toward the top but seems to be a carefully documented report about what has happened to a votal community service. Solid work.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Santa Clara Weekly
    Entry Title: Mayor's Claim That City Had '$10 Million Offer' for Loyalton Ranch is Bogus
    Entry Credit: David Alexander, Carolyn Schuk
    Judge Comment: A complex story, clearly intensively researched but a little unclear to the more casual reader.
  • Competition Comment: None