42nd SF Press Club Dinner honors journalists

The San Francisco Press Club held its 42nd annual journalism awards dinner at the Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront Hotel in Burlingame on Nov. 7. More than 100 journalists were recognized for their work in digital media, blogs, newspaper, magazine/trade publications and radio. Entries were judged by the journalism clubs in Milwaukee, New Orleans, San Diego and Cleveland. NBC Bay Area Senior Investigative Reporter Stephen Stock was the keynote speaker and spoke about the news media’s role in bringing important

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Journalists Critical of Big Tech for Demise of Local News Coverage

By Meyer Gorelick courtesy of The Guardsman/CCSF Facebook, Google, and Apple have grown into insurmountable competitors and obstacles for many local news outlets, according a panel of journalists at the Diego Rivera Theatre at City College on Wednesday, Nov. 20, discussing the impact of Silicon Valley giants on how the public gets its daily news. They collectively said these corporations have become gatekeepers who soak up all of the advertising revenue that local publishers rely on to stay in business,

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2019 Dinner Award Winners

Digital Media: Blog/Commentary   First Place Nirupama Vaidhyanathan, Jaya Padmanabhan, “What Does Our Society Need?”, India Currents      Second Place Jaya Padmanabhan, “Vinod Khosla’s Illiberal Views on Education”, India Currents      Digital Media: Columns: Features   First Place Sarita  Sarvate, Swathi Ramprasad, Jaya  Padmanabhan, “Questions of Identity”, India Currents      Digital Media: Columns-News/Political   First Place Nirupama Vaidhyanathan, Nirupama Vaidhyanathan, Isha Trivedi, “Speaking Up”, India Currents      Digital Media: Environment/Nature Report   First Place Mark Hedin,

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