2022 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Public Service Journalism ( Dailies: 50,001 & over) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Leaked Racist Tape Upends L.A. Politics
    Entry Credit: Los Angeles Times Staff
    Judge Comment: This was the story of the year and the Times' relentless and exhaustive coverage prompted Angelenos (and others) to reckon with who they are, what they truly stand for, what kind of a city they want and what is the meaning of identity.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: San Francisco Chronicle
    Entry Title: Broken Homes
    Entry Credit: Joaquin Palomino, Trisha Thadani
    Judge Comment: No where is California's inextricable homeless crisis better exemplified than in San Francisco, a poster child of government incompetence and societal neglect. The Chronicle's deep dive humanizes and illuminates this generational challenge, helping citizens understand solutions will take years if not decades of commitment and focus.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The San Diego Union-Tribune
    Entry Title: Dying behind bars
    Entry Credit: Kelly Davis, Jeff McDonald
    Judge Comment: Relentless, exhaustive and determined with this coverage, the U-T is clear with those in power: this is unacceptable in our community. And we will not rest until it stops.
  • Competition Comment: None