Longtime reporter Janine De la Vega has been hired as the public affairs manager of the Palo Alto Police Department. She will be the first civilian to fill the role. De la Vega has spent the last 21 years as a broadcast reporter. She started with Channel 7 last year and had spent the previous 12 years at Channel 2. “This was a personal choice to make a career switch at this point in my life,” De la Vega stated.
The staff of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat won a Pulitzer Prize Monday for its coverage of the Sonoma County wildfires in October. The wildfires, which have been described as the most devastating in California history killed 40 people and destroyed 6,190 homes. “For lucid and tenacious coverage of historic wildfires that ravaged the city of Santa Rosa and Sonoma County, expertly utilizing an array of tools … to bring clarity to its readers — in real time and in subsequent
Our SF Press Club board member Daniel Brown has written a great article that will certainly appeal to any journalist. Especially journalists who are married to each other! Dan, a sports writer for The Mercury News, is married to his sports writing rival Susan Slusser, who works for the competing San Francisco Chronicle. As Dan writes, Because of the nature of our jobs at competing Bay Area outlets, we are forced to wage war against each other. It’s husband vs.
City College of San Francisco’s Department of Journalism and Front Page Gallery are presenting a photo exhibition featuring rare war zone photographs by two top photojournalist, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Kim Komenich and former Reuters Photo Bureau Chief Lou Dematteis. The exhibition runs from April 13 to May 23, 2018 at the Front Page Gallery, located at 50 Phelan Ave., Bungalow 615 in San Francisco. An opening reception and book signing will be held on Friday, April 13 from 5pm to
Attention High School students, The San Francisco Press Club is partnering with JEANC (Journalism Education Association Northern California) to hold a High School Journalism Contest this year. The deadline for entries is April 15, 2018. General information about the contest can be found here on the JEANC website. Contest categories include Digital Media (formerly Online), News publications, Video/Broadcast, and Yearbook. You must register your school to be a member of JEANC to enter the contest. Members of the SF Press
Ted Koppel, longtime anchor of ABC News’ Nightline, who earned his master’s degree at Stanford in 1962, will deliver the Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor Lecture on Public Service and the University. The San Francisco Press Club is a proud co-sponsor of the event. The presentation topic is “A Brief History of News: Fake, the Other Kind, and Where We Go from Here.” Mr. Koppel will be giving the lecture on Wednesday, April 18, with a reception beginning at 4:30pm, followed
Press club board member Jim Kirkland coordinated a whimsical display of vintage typewriters for each table at the 2017 awards dinner. The following journalism quotes for the typewriters completed the salute to journalism history and what may become a new annual tradition for the club: “Journalism is literature in a hurry” — Matthew Arnold “We journalists make it a point to know very little about an extremely wide variety of topics; this is how we stay objective” — Dave Barry
Writer: Rory McGinty The San Francisco Peninsula Press Club recently awarded two Bay Area students scholarships from its annual scholarship competition. Club board members chose two winners for this competition. One scholarship is awarded in honor of the late Herb Caen, San Francisco Chronicle columnist, and Pulitzer-prize recipient. The second is named for Jack Russell, late co-founder of the club and revered Peninsula newsman. Meghan Bobrowsky, winner of the Jack Russell award, is 18 and a freshman at Scripps College in Claremont,
Earlier this month, the SF Press Club launched a new website to help us better communicate with our members and the local Bay Area journalism community. The new url is sfpressclub.org. The new site features: A big graphic area at the top to promote our upcoming events Headlines with links to Press Club news and general Bay Area media news Individual stories are easier to read and span most of the page. The website is responsive and works better on mobile