News & Review Papers Fare Well in California Press Awards

Last week at the California Newspaper Publishers Association’s 2008 Press Summit, the Sacramento News & Review and Chico News & Review received several different awards, nine of which were first place, including Best Weekly Newspaper. R.V. Scheide writes about our achievements in this week’s issue.

Here’s the list of what the News & Review won for an 18-month period in 2007-2008 from the California Newspaper Publishers Association in the category of large circulation weeklies:


1st Place – General Excellence
1st Place – Freedom of Information (won posthumously by Ralph Brave for his story on UC Davis’s secret research connection to the tobacco industry)
1st Place – Best Writing (for Jeffrey Ewing’s “A Ditch Runs Through It”)
1st Place – Best Website
1st Place – Editorial Cartoon (for John Kloss)
2nd Place – Public Service (for our Kyoto 10th Anniversary project)
2nd Place – Best Writing (for RV’s “A Mother’s Prayer”)
2nd Place – Arts & Entertainment
2nd Place – Business/Financial (for Cosmo’s “Blow up the Mall”)


1st Place- Public Service (for the city budget crisis series)
1st Place- Editorial Pages
1st Place- Editorial Comment (“Send them to the Principal’s Office”)
1st Place- Business/Financial (for Richard Ek’s “Breaking the Bank”)