Adam Clay Thompson of the Bay Guardian today (Feb. 20) won a George Polk Award, one of the most coveted prizes in journalism, for his series “Forgotten City” on the deplorable condition of SF Housing Authority apartments. Thompson was one of 20 who were honored this year by Long Island University’s School of Journalism, and he was the only Bay Area journalist so honored. The contest judges wrote: “The weekly newspaper’s limited resources did not stop Thompson from generating a huge story which served as a catalyst for politicians, building and health inspectors and the media to take action, forcing the Housing Authority to repair all of the apartments cited in the story.” [Here’s a profile and photo of Thompson in Joe Donohoe’s e-zine “species”]

SF Press Club News

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>