The San Francisco Press Club will join the Journalism Education Association of Northern California on Sept. 29 to host NorCal Media Day, a regional high school journalism conference in Palo Alto, California. The event merges an annual boot camp conducted by the SFPC with the longtime JEANC conference that draws students from all over Northern California for a day of training and competition. “It made sense to partner with JEANC to serve students,” said SFPC President Antonia Ehlers. “We are
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Newspapers around the country have issued a joint news release defending freedom of the press. CLICK HERE to read the New York Times article.
It is with heavy hearts that the San Francisco Press Club board members report the tragic shooting of five media professionals in the Capital Gazette newsroom in Maryland. We send our condolences as a club and will continue to keep the families of the deceased and all Capital Gazette employees in our prayers. Please CLICK HERE for the New York Times article.
NEW YORK, June 14, 2018 —Hearst Newspapers today named Bill Nagel publisher of the San Francisco Chronicle, replacing Jeff Johnson who was named president of Hearst Newspapers in February. The announcement was made by Hearst Executive Vice President and COO Mark Aldam and Johnson. With more than 4,000 employees across the nation, Hearst Newspapers publishes 24 dailies and 64 weeklies, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, The New Haven Register and Albany Times Union. It also operates digital marketing services and directories businesses under the LocalEdge
It is with deep sadness that we report the sudden passing of Redwood City icon Steve Penna, publisher of The Spectrum Magazine. Penna was one of the original board members of the Police Activities League. He was a supporter of the city’s nonprofit and business communities and a fundraiser for many Redwood City events, including the city’s concert series. He also helped to raise $11.5 million to restore Carrington Hall at Sequoia High School, his alma mater. Penna was born
It is with deep sadness that we acknowledge the passing of newspaper columnist Bruce Bellingham on May 8 after a long illness. His work appeared in the San Francisco Examiner, the Irish Times, the Nob Hill Gazette, the Marin Independent Journal, and FRISKO and SOMA magazines. He wrote stories and documentaries with legendary broadcaster Al Hart for KCBS radio and also worked with public radio host Sedge Thomson on his weekly variety program “West Coast Weekend,” where he once famously