2022 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Writing ( Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Petaluma Argus-Courier
    Entry Title: ‘Tragic, for both families’: Fight over dog in rural Petaluma ends in animal’s death
    Entry Credit: Don Frances
    Judge Comment: I almost hate to say it, given the nature of the story, but this was enjoyable read, told in a conversational way like a friend would tell it. I appreciated the inclusion of small facts, like the police officer was trained in de-escalation and the thing about the plastic skeleton...
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: North Bay Business Journal
    Entry Title: How a small business should respond to negative online reviews
    Entry Credit: Cheryl Sarfaty
    Judge Comment: You managed to make me want to finish an article I don't particularly have an independent interest in with your conversational style, the personal story and the factual/helpful tips mixed in. I know the writer doesn't often make the info boxes, etc., but those added to the package as a whole.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: North Bay Business Journal
    Entry Title: Pet trainers help owners return to the office
    Entry Credit: Susan Wood
    Judge Comment: None
  • Competition Comment: None