The Best of the West journalism contest winners have been posted along with links to winning entries and there’s a healthy sprinkling of Bay Area representation:
- The Chronicle’s John Diaz, first place in Editorial Writing for “Walking Away from Kids’ Health.”
- SF Weekly’s Peter Jamison, first place in Sports Reporting, for ‘Head Case,” his story about a former college football star turned criminal.
- California Watch’s Christina Jewett and Agustin Armendariz, third place in Investigative Reporting for their “Nursing homes received millions while cutting staff, wages.”
- The Chronicle’s Carla Marinucci and Joe Garofoli in Blog Writing.
Noted: Marinucci and Garofoli won with a series of posts featuring their handheld video of key moments from the gubernatorial campaign trail. Quote from the judges: “The Shaky Hand Productions seemed like a novelty act on initial glance, but once judges read entire posts, they were smitten.”