2022 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Profile Story ( Dailies: 15,000 & under) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Daily Pilot
    Entry Title: Newport Beach retiree Stan Ross, aka the Metal Detector Man, finds O.C.'s lost riches
    Entry Credit: Sara Cardine
    Judge Comment: What a wonderful story! I loved this story because it's a reminder of the importance of community journalism. No other outlet would pay attention and write about this man. The writing and storytelling shone in his piece. This is a true profile story. Only wished there was material from Stan Ross' family. But, you hit the nail on the head with everything else!
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Monterey Herald
    Entry Title: Legacy of kindness and leadership
    Entry Credit: Molly Gibbs
    Judge Comment: I loved the anecdotes in this piece and how they told the broader story of Jack Harrison. The piece covers his professional and personal lives, with a stroke of fantastic writing. Well done!
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Marin Independent Journal
    Entry Title: Comic tries to prank supervisors
    Entry Credit: Richard Halstead
    Judge Comment: What a fascinating person! This was hilarious and newsy. Great job telling the reader about this man's background and what he does.
  • Competition Comment: None