2022 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Open - Enterprise News Story or Series ( Weeklies: 25,001 & over,Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000,Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & under,Dailies: 50,001 & over,Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000,Dailies: 15,000 & under) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: San Francisco Examiner
    Entry Title: Coverage of San Francisco's robotaxi industry
    Entry Credit: Benjamin Schneider
    Judge Comment: Clearly an amazing series of articles by Benjamin. This series is what journalism is all about: your well-written articles touched all the bases in an area of society that is only growing in importance, but is lacking in journalistic coverage. Awesome work.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Press Democrat
    Entry Title: Northern California's Yuki tribe seeks to right (UC) Hastings' wrong
    Entry Credit: Alana Minkler, Beth Schlanker
    Judge Comment: Great job on this series; it was very well done on all levels and shed light on an incredibly important historical injustice that today's academic and political leaders are working to bring a small semblance of resolution to via renaming of the law school. I appreciated the deep, well-done research and notably the outreach to the Yuki and ancestors who are still being sadly overlooked. In a very tough category, I had this series as no question second place, well above other entrants and only beaten for 1st by an another incredibly awesome series. Thank you.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Tribune
    Entry Title: How California’s last remaining nuclear power plant transformed marine life off the coast
    Entry Credit: Mackenzie Shuman, David Middlecamp
    Judge Comment: Really neat series of stories on a cool environmental issue and topic. I felt that this reporter and editing team did a great job weaving together complex scientific information and making it a great read. Third place. Thank you.
  • Competition Comment: Some awesome entries and submissions!!! Thank you for allowing me to judge these excellent contributions to the craft and profession of journalism. All the reporters, editors, photographers and designers involved in these entries should be especailly proud of their work - all of which likely was greatly enjoyed by readers. I know I learned a lot from these entries, and that's part of what journalism is all about. Kudos to the winners, and thanks to all for the great reads. Cheers!