SAN FRANCISCO PRESS CLUBA Professional Journalism Organization Serving the Greater Bay Area https://sfpressclub.org(650) 714-4494 May 16, 2019 Dear District Attorney Gascon and Attorney General Becerra: The San Francisco Press Club, an organization of reporters, editors, producers, photographers and other news media professionals, strongly objects to the San Francisco police raid of the home and office of freelance journalist Bryan Carmody on May 10. Carmody, a freelancer who has sold stories to news outlets for many years, came into possession of
The 41st Annual Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards dinner was an unforgettable evening! Congratulations to all of our exceptional winners! CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE LIST. A very special thank you to Neil Chase from the San Jose Mercury News, whose keynote speech mesmerized the crowd, and to Tim Redmond, who was honored with a San Francisco Press Club Lifetime Achievement Award. Congratulations to Bay Area News Group reporter Matthias Gafni for winning the Bill Workman Best Daily News Story Award. This year marks a change in leadership for the SF Press
San Francisco Press Club board member Alexis Terrazas was honored on November 14 by the Society of Professional Journalists of Northern California for his in-depth reporting and support for journalism students. Terrazas received the Silver Heart Award as part of the organization’s annual journalism awards program. The event was held in San Franciscoand gathered more than 200 journalists from all media. Terrazas, 31, is Editor-in-Chief of El Tecolote, a twice-weekly newspaper serving the Latino community in San Francisco since 1970. He joined
About 475 students from 45 high schools attended Saturday’s NorCal Media Day, the first formal collaboration between the San Francisco Press Club and Journalism Education Association of Northern California. The daylong event, hosted at Palo Alto High School, attracted schools as far away as Salinas and Sacramento to 50 sessions and an array of contests and critique huddles. The event merges an annual boot camp conducted by the SFPC with the longtime JEANC conference. JEANC is the local chapter for
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