Good journalism knows no limitations, but good journalists know when to avoid a deadly pathogen. So this year’s Journalism Contest will be as competitive and inspiring as ever, but our awards ceremony will be held online. Instead of our traditional gathering of top journalists in a glittering dining hall to honor the brightest work of the year, we will gather around our screens and adjust to our new reality. The honor and prestige of the awards will go on, but
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,
It is with great sadness that we remember the legendary San Francisco radio reporter Barbara Taylor, who passed away on October 26. Barbara covered City Hall and the political scene with passion for more than four decades. The hardworking KCBS SF bureau chief died from complications from a car accident several months ago. She was an exceptional, well-respected reporter and a familiar voice to the KCBS audience. The Chronicle is calling her a civic treasure, which isn’t an exaggeration. CLICK
The following are the winners of the 2020 Bay Area Journalism Awards: Digital Media: Blog / Commentary First Place: Andrew Gilbert, Michael Zweibach, Paul Kotapish, Peter Feher, “1,000 Faithful Flowers: The Legacy of Faith Winthrop”, San Francisco Classical Voice Digital Media: Breaking News First Place: Ellen Huet, “WeWork Files for IPO”, Bloomberg Second Place: Steven Bracco, “Castro community comes together to help victims of 4-alarm fire”, Hoodline Third Place: Mark Chediak, David R. Baker, Alison McNeely, Christopher Martin, “PG&E Files
2020 Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards presentation
7-2-2020 Meeting notes — Zoom meeting Jim Kirkland, Ed Remitz, Antonia Ehlers, Jane Northrop, Juan Gonzalez, Bill Parks, Jim Henderson., Dan Brown Set date of presentation for September 17: 7 pm Dan suggests a pre-recorded presentation that can be viewed at any time after a September 17 launch. Post on Facebook and SFPC website. Jim will discuss with Curtis to see if this is viable. Sounded like a great idea to the meeting attendees. Keynote speaker: Joel Simon Bill Workman
Meeting notes from 6/10/20 Zoom meeting In attendance: Jim Kirkland, Curtis Sparrer, Antonia Ehlers, Ed Remitz, Bill Parks, Juan Gonzales, Alexis Terrazas, Jane Northrop Agenda: Discussion on upcoming awards presentation. There will be no dinner this year, with a Zoom presentation taking its place. Date of presentation should be September 18 or later. Curtis Sparrer is elected to be program director and overall high tech guru. Last years program and Power Point presentation to be sent
May 1, 2020 San Francisco Press Club Board of Director’s Meeting (via Zoom conference call) Dinner / Awards Because of the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, the annual November awards ceremony will likely need a change of format. The discussion focused mostly on abandoning a physical awards dinner and instead honoring the winners with a Zoom presentation. In conjunction with that change, the board also considered discount pricing for this year’s entry fees. In subsequent emails, Antonia Ehlers recommended $35
SAN FRANCISCO PRESS CLUB MEETING March 24, 2020 (Meeting via Zoom video conference) Updates: Kevin Salwen, the co-author of “The Suspect” about Olympic bombing suspect Richard Jewell, lives is the Bay Area and is interested in working with SFPC as a guest speaker. There is a new CZI Community Space in Redwood City that offers free meeting and event space for nonprofit organizations in San Mateo County. This venue could serve as a potential hosting site for our public events.
Minutes from phone meeting January 30, 2020 5:30pm In attendance: Jim Kirkland, Dave Price Edrie Blackwater, Alexis Terrasas, Bill Parks, Ed Remitz, Jane Northrop Call to order Item 1: Discussed changing of membership pricing and voted to change to the following annual structure: $25 student $45 professional $35 senior (70+) Item 2: Reviewed First Amendment Coalition (FAC) proposed panel discussion. Board is in favor of the topic: Sunshine Session: What everyone should know about accessing public
San Francisco Press Club Board Meeting–January 14, 2020 Via D’Este, San Francisco Board members present: Jim Kirkland, Jane Northrop, Edrie Blackwelder, Bill Parks, Ed Remitz, Dave Price, Antonia Ehlers Call to order: The board agreed to push the Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards earlier this year. Our overall goal is to host them in May. For this year, it is unrealistic but we will shoot for September of 2020 and hold the awards in May of 2021.
SFPC notes for 10-17-19 Dinner: will we be presenting a Lifetime Achievement Award and, if so, to whom? same question for the Bill Workman Award choose a name for the Duffel award Dufflel would like to invite her lawyer as he has been so helpful to her in her case. I have said we will pay for his dinner as well as Kathi and Bailey’s. They will not be staying overnight at the hotel. They chose to Uber from