From creative coverage of a business closure to “engaging” stories about Sausalito’s treatment of homeless residents, the Pacific Sun is raking in California Journalism Awards for work published last year.
The contest, facilitated by the California News Publishers Association (CNPA), offers the Golden State’s journalism community an opportunity to recognize “outstanding work to inform and enlighten their readers through reporting, design, photography and multimedia in print and online.”
The CNPA is announcing this year’s winners on Twitter one at a time. As of the morning of Wednesday, May 10, the Pacific Sun has collected three honors, listed below.
- Coverage of Local Government: Staffer Nikki Silverstein’s series of articles about homelessness in Sausalito won first place in this category. “Engaging style, highlights the difficult issues and unafraid to gore sacred cows,” the judges wrote.
- Writing: When San Rafael’s Bedrock Music and Video store announced the end of its 34-year run in early 2022, Pacific Sun editor Daedalus Howell penned an ode to yet another end of the video rental era. The CNPA’s judges awarded Howell’s piece second place in the Writing category, noting that it “successfully delivers a rueful dose of nostalgia.”
- Coverage of 2022 Elections: Paradise Cost, Peter Byrne’s May 2022 investigation into a Marin County sales tax used to fund county parks and dairy and beef ranching enterprises, won second place in its category. Byrne’s “Incredibly researched” article was published just before the June 2022 election.