2022 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Public Service Journalism ( Dailies: 15,000 & under) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Tribune
    Entry Title: The mental health care crisis in San Luis Obispo County
    Entry Credit: Sara Kassabian, Chloe Jones, David Middlecamp, Laura Dickinson
    Judge Comment: This three-part series was terrific overall: The reporting was thorough and engaging, and the use of staff and provided photos was particularly powerful. The overview video and graphics rounded out a wonderful example of powerful multimedia journalism.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Daily Press
    Entry Title: Coverage of Synagro compost fire
    Entry Credit: Charlie McGee
    Judge Comment: This series featuring strong fact-filled reporting that leveraged public records, social media observations and thoughtful research. Navigating complex environmental stories like these can be a challenge but Charlie McGee showed admirable persistence in delivering content that was relevant and easy to understand.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
    Entry Title: Hunger grows as inflation spikes in Riverside, San Bernardino counties
    Entry Credit: Javier Rojas
    Judge Comment: The series had a nice balance: Smart topics and effective, engaging reporting was complemented by informative graphics and photos to help tell an important story.
  • Competition Comment: None