An artist's rendering of the proposed Table Mountain gaming facility in Friant. The Business Journal won a first-place award for this article Saturday.

published on May 6, 2019 - 1:29 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

The Business Journal competed in the California News Publishers Association’s (CNPA) 2018 California Journalism Awards, bringing home three second-place finishes and one for first.

At the ceremony, which was held Saturday night in Long Beach, The Business Journal took home first place for Breaking News, which went to freelancer John Lindt. The award came in recognition for his scoop on Table Mountain Rancheria’s plans for a new casino.

In addition to the first place ranking, The Business Journal was able to able to bring in second for Special Section Cover, which went to graphic artist Harold Foster, Jr. for the “Made in the Central Valley” supplement. Reporter Donald A. Promnitz also took second place in Writing for a story on Silicon Valley talent coming to Fresno and for Investigative Reporting for his coverage of Tulare Regional Medical Center’s (now Adventist Health- Tulare) closure. The awards were given for weekly print newspapers with 4,301 to 11,000 subscribers.

“The credit for this goes to our editor, writers and production staff,” said Gordon Webster, publisher for The Business Journal. “We are proud to compete with other newspapers around the state, and these awards validate our mission to provide the best news coverage to our readers.

The Business Journal further took fourth for Coverage of Business News, which went to a special issue on the 10-year anniversary of the start of the Great Recession, with reporters Edward Smith, Frank Lopez and David Castellon winning special recognition.

Reporter Edward Smith also won fifth place for Breaking News for his story on the closure of Fig Garden Golf Club.


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