Voice honored in statewide California Journalism Awards for its work in 2020 | News

Otto I. Eovaldi

The Mountain Look at Voice was honored with 8 awards in the print and digital groups, including third place for normal excellence, in the once-a-year California Journalism Awards competitors. The benefits of the statewide contest have been introduced Wednesday, and integrated wins for the Voice’s coverage of racial justice protests, education, area elections and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite the fact that it ceased print publication on March 20, 2020 and became an on the net-only neighborhood information outlet, the Voice was equipped to satisfy the entry needs for two consecutive concerns in February, relying on the energy of the Feb. 7 and Feb. 14 editions.

Reporter Kevin Forestieri took next position in the digital division’s protests and racial justice category for the stories In the wake of protests, Mountain Watch residents demand law enforcement reform and In spite of police reform protests, Mountain View Town Council backs ‘toothless’ advisory board. “Mountain Perspective Voice is a worthwhile publication undertaking the important perform of covering the affect on worldwide gatherings on modest communities,” a CNPA judge commented.

Forestieri was also honored for his protection of the 2020 election, using 2nd place in the print division for exhibiting “great instincts and reporting” in his coverage of Evaluate D, the Mountain Perspective City Council’s controversial system to rewrite rent regulate regulations, and fourth area in the electronic division for masking the referendum on the Town Council-backed RV ban, Measure C: An inflection stage in Mountain View’s tactic to homelessness.

Judges praised Forestieri’s third-position story for well being and pandemic reporting in the electronic division, Months into the pandemic, Santa Clara County’s hospitals are however falling brief on COVID-19 tests. “Applause for this daring case in point of nearby accountability journalism. With stable, even-handed reporting, the Mountain Look at Voice delivers to light troubling allegations that well being treatment giants Kaiser Permanente and Sutter are not shouldering their share of the pandemic tests load,” they wrote.

A attribute story by Forestieri, Ames wind tunnels set NASA’s new moonshot to the examination took fourth area, with a judge contacting it an “efficient piece of localized science composing, making a complicated topic comprehensible.”

Magali Gauthier, the Voice’s main visual journalist, took fifth in the information image division for her haunting photo of retail outlet cabinets stripped bare by nervous buyers in the Mountain Watch Goal store at the commencing of the pandemic.

Forestieri’s tale Mountain See Superior loses 3 learners to deportation took fifth in youth and instruction protection.

Forestieri was also element of a reporting crew that won 2nd location for a series of reviews on the force to examination for COVID-19 in the “COVID-19 Pandemic-Health Reporting” class for the Voice’s sister publication, the Palo Alto Weekly, which competes in the larger sized, 25,001-plus circulation category.

The Voice competed with other weekly newspapers in the 11,001-25,000 circulation classification and in the digital division between news sites drawing in between 100,001-400,000 every month exclusive people.

The Voice’s sister publications also earned considerable recognition, which includes second-area basic excellence for the Palo Alto Weekly, fifth position in the very same category for The Almanac, and fourth area basic excellence for PleasantonWeekly.com, among the various other groups. The Six Fifty, a way of life web-site geared for millennial visitors, garnered 3 awards.

General, this year’s journalism contest acquired much more than 3,000 entries from print, electronic and campus publications, an raise around the prior year’s total.

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