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
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
We are excited to announce the San Francisco Press Club’s new look and upcoming events. All Bay Area journalists, graphic designers, photographers, filmmakers, TV, radio and public relations professionals are encouraged to like and share our new page and enter the 2017 Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards!
The San Francisco Peninsula Press Club has changed its name to the San Francisco Press Club. This rebranding comes as the press club’s board has added new members with some fresh perspectives. These changes are occurring as the club is entering its 40th year. Within days we will begin accepting entries for our annual Greater Bay Area Journalism Contest. Keep an eye on this space for details.
The Press Club posts the minutes of its board meetings on this site. The minutes describe a lot of the behind-the-scenes operations of the club and the activities of its directors. The link to all of our minutes is on the right sidebar of this page. Here are the latest minutes: July 2017 March 2017 February 2017
Press Club Minutes — July 13, 2017 2 p.m. via teleconference PRESENT: Antonia Ehlers, Edrie Blackwelder, Ed Remitz, Dave Price, Carla Worfolk, Jim Henderson, Jane Northrop, Jim Kirkland, Bill Parks, Jon Orlin and Mark Shaw NEW BOARD MEMBERS: Jim Kirkland, Jon Orlin and Bill Parks were welcomed to the board. Jim Kirkland is the creative director of Climate Magazine in Redwood City. He has enjoyed nearly 40 years in the graphics industry. In that time, he has worked as a
6 p.m. March 28, 2017 at Serra High School, San Mateo PRESENT: Antonia Ehlers, Ed Remitz, Dave Price (via phone), Carla Worfolk (via phone), Jim Henderson, Jane Northrop and Mark Shaw NEW BOARD MEMBER: Antonia introduced the board’s newest member, Mark Shaw. Shaw, of Burlingame, is an attorney, former network TV analyst and author of more than 20 books. His most recent book, “The Reporter Who Knew Too Much,” delves into the circumstances surrounding the suspicious death of famed columnist
Meeting via teleconference, Feb. 9, 2017, at 6 p.m. Present: Antonia Ehlers, Ed Remitz, Dave Price, Jim Watson, Carla Worfolk, Jim Henderson and Jane Northrop. Greater Bay Area Journalism Contest debrief: Website needs to be updated to fix incorrect information. (That was done Feb. 10.) Finances: Antonia had a conversation with the IRS and learned that the club’s main operational account is in good standing, and that only the 2015 returns are due. However, she learned that no
The Press Club has decided to combine its annual holiday party with those being hosted by other journalism groups on Dec. 14 at the Bluxome Street Winery, 900 North Point St., San Francisco. Enjoy wine, catch up with fellow media friends, and hear from the Solutions Journalism Network’s Bay Area chapter and the Society of Professional Journalist’s Northern California chapter. Here’s how to get tickets.
Howerton San Francisco Examiner Editor-in-Chief Michael Howerton has joined the board of directors of the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club. Howerton is the vice president of editorial for the San Francisco Media Company, which publishes the Examiner and SF Weekly. He has worked at The Wall Street Journal, The Daily, the Marin Independent Journal and The Berkeley Daily Planet. Michael has taught writing courses at Berkeley City College, UC-Berkeley and San Francisco State. Howerton has taught writing courses at Berkeley