Deadline extended to enter Press Club contest until Sept. 25

The San Francisco Press Club has extended the deadline to enter its annual journalism contest to 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 25. This is the final deadline and no entries will be accepted after that date. Here are the instructions for entering. Entries must have been published, posted or broadcast between Jan. 1, 2016 through Dec. 31, 2016. All entries will be judged by media professionals from press clubs across the United States. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your

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KTVU’s Tara Moriarty to Emcee 2017 Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards

Moriarty The San Francisco Press Club is excited to announce that this year’s emcee for the Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards will be KTVU’s Tara. Moriarty is an award-winning reporter and anchor for KTVU Fox 2 News. As the San Francisco bureau chief, Tara covers everything from fires and homicides to politics at City Hall, as well as investigative stories. She frequently emcees events for Special Olympics, MADD, the American Cancer Society and various charitable organizations. The San Francisco Press

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Enter the Greater Bay Area Journalism Contest

You’re invited to enter your work in the San Francisco Press Club’s 2017 Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards Contest. We will honor the outstanding work of Bay Area print, TV, radio and digital media journalists, graphic designers and photographers, as well as the work of documentary filmmakers and PR materials from nonprofits and corporations. Entries must have been published, posted or broadcasted from Jan. 1, 2016 through Dec. 31, 2016. All entries will be judged by media professionals from press

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Press Club is on Facebook

We are excited to announce the San Francisco Press Club’s new look and upcoming events. All Bay Area journalists, graphic designers, photographers, filmmakers, TV, radio and public relations professionals are encouraged to like and share our new page and enter the 2017 Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards!

At 98, David Perlman steps away from full-time reporting at the Chronicle

Chronicle reporters Carl Nolte, left, and David Perlman, center, toast the paper’s 150th anniversary on Jan. 16, 2015. Photo by Mike Kepka of the Chronicle. A full 77 years after joining San Francisco Chronicle as a copy boy, science writer David Perlman is stepping away from full-time reporting to become the paper’s science editor emeritus. His retirement has caught the attention of media outposts around the world. Here is a retrospective The Chronicle published on his career Sunday.

New name, new look, new board members

The San Francisco Peninsula Press Club has changed its name to the San Francisco Press Club. This rebranding comes as the press club’s board has added new members with some fresh perspectives. These changes are occurring as the club is entering its 40th year. Within days we will begin accepting entries for our annual Greater Bay Area Journalism Contest. Keep an eye on this space for details.

July 2017 Press Club Board Minutes

Press Club Minutes — July 13, 2017 2 p.m. via teleconference PRESENT: Antonia Ehlers, Edrie Blackwelder, Ed Remitz, Dave Price, Carla Worfolk, Jim Henderson, Jane Northrop, Jim Kirkland, Bill Parks, Jon Orlin and Mark Shaw NEW BOARD MEMBERS: Jim Kirkland, Jon Orlin and Bill Parks were welcomed to the board. Jim Kirkland is the creative director of Climate Magazine in Redwood City. He has enjoyed nearly 40 years in the graphics industry. In that time, he has worked as a

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Photos from the high school boot camp

Students from high schools throughout the Bay Area participated in the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club’s annual high school boot camp, an event with seminars, speakers, awards and snacks. This year’s boot camp was held on May 13 at City College of San Francisco. The following photos were taken by Franchon Smith. Panelists for a workshop on fake news and alternative facts included, from left, former CNN producer and Emmy Award winner Jon Orlin, Pulitzer Prize-wining author Jonathan Freedman, Peter

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Van Amburg, legendary KGO-TV anchor, dead at 86

‘THIS JUST IN’ – Legendary Channel 7 anchor Van Amburg reports on the kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patty Hearst in 1974. If you lived in the Bay Area in the 1970s and 80s, you knew the name Van Amburg. He was the controversial, often sensationalistic king of local TV news. Van Amburg — whose first name was Fred, though he rarely used it on the air — died June 22 at age 86 at his home in El Cerrito with

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