Second Update, final results: Make that FIVE FIRSTS, one second (in the photo essay contest), plus the four blue ribbon honorable mentions.
The CNPA folks just shipped along four more awards announcements for the Journal
. These ones are our Blue Ribbon Finalists, which means they were among the top four finalists in their categories. And the BRFs are ...
BEST GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION:
"Trinity River: Flow v. Water Rights Claims," by Miles Eggleston and Holly Harvey, which places the Trinity River in the context of the larger California water picture, for the story "Water's for Fighting."
BEST ENTERPRISE REPORTING: "Water's for Fighting,"
an epic dissection by Grant Scott-Goforth of California's use and over-allocation of its water resources, and how the Trinity River fits in.
BEST COVERAGE OF BUSINESS NEWS: "Ferndale Gothic,"
the rollicking tale by Ryan Burns about Ferndale's power couple Caroline Titus, editor of the Ferndale Enterprise
, and her husband, Stuart Titus, the town's mayor and ousted fair manager.
BEST COVERAGE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT: "HumCPR Rising,"
by Ryan Burns, about the secrecy-bound advocacy group's rise to power in county government.
By Holly Harvey and Miles Eggleston
NORTH COAST JOURNAL GRAPHIC - Map of the federal Central Valley Project; Trinity River flow v. water rights claims
staff writers and photographers won a total of six awards from the California Newspaper Publishers Association’s 2013 Better Newspapers Contest. Notice came via email Thursday. Each award is either a first of second place finish, to be announced at the BNC awards show May 2 in San Jose.
And the winners are …
BEST WRITING: “Dead and Disconnected”
by Heidi Walters, the troubling tale of the coroner’s search to identify a man found dead in a homeless camp.
AGRICULTURAL REPORTING: “Subdividing Humboldt”
by Grant Scott-Goforth, an examination of embattled landowner Bob McKee’s influence on southern Humboldt.
BEST FEATURE STORY: “Main and Loleta”
by Heidi Walters, a profile of the tiny town embroiled in a dispute between the meat market owners and the folks who own significant Main Street real estate.
BEST SPORTS STORY: “Fish On”
by Heidi Walters, about the fishing frenzy down at the mouth of Klamath last fall during a record salmon run.
PHOTO ESSAY: “Ruins”
by Grant Scott Goforth, a gleaming capture of the beauty inhabiting Humboldt’s forgotten, falling-down, derelict structures.
PHOTO ESSAY: “Making Wood Sing”
photos and story by Bob Doran, a look at Humboldt’s many luthiers turning out banjos and mandolins, electric and acoustic guitars for all the world to pluck.