2019 Journalists Awarded

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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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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Purchase Your Ticket for the 2019 Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards Dinner!

We look forward to seeing you at the awards ceremony at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 7 at the Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront in Burlingame. This year’s keynote speaker will be NBC Bay Area Senior Investigative Reporter Stephen Stock. Stephen has covered an array of stories, from hurricanes to space shuttles, Ford truck fires to fracking, day cares to aviation, inmate tax scams to California’s water crisis. He helped start the investigative units at WESH-TV in Orlando, Florida, then

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Hundreds attend all-day event for journalism students

Nearly 400 students gathered Saturday, Sept. 28, for a day of journalism workshops and advising during NorCal Media Day at Palo Alto High School. The students and their advisers came from 35 high schools throughout Northern California for an array of workshops presented by media professionals. The event was hosted by the Journalism Education Association of Northern California, the regional branch of a national organization. Volunteers help provide staffing for the presentations. Press Club volunteers included board members Edrie Blackwelder,

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Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards Deadline September 20

2019 Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards The deadline for this prestigious contest is just a week away! We would love to honor your work, so don’t forget to enter the San Francisco Press Club’s 2019 Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards Contest! We will honor the outstanding work of Bay Area print, TV, radio and digital media journalists, graphic designers and photographers, as well as the work of documentary filmmakers and PR materials from nonprofits and corporations. Entries must have been

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News photographer Al Bullock captured history

A Belmont man who captured many historical events as a Navy cameraman and later as a KGO-TV Channel 7 photographer — including the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989 — died Aug. 16 at age 96. For the skinny 17 year old kid the choice he had before him was really no choice. Basically it was Reform school or the Navy. He kissed his hometown of Utica New York goodbye and signed up. The year

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Judge Orders Affidavit Unsealed in Carmody Case

Last week, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Rochelle East granted SPJ NorCal, the First Amendment Coalition and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press’s motion to unseal as to all but one paragraph of an 11-page affidavit that San Francisco police submitted to obtain the first of five search warrants targeting freelance journalist Bryan Carmody. Judge East ordered that this material be unsealed by Tuesday, July 23 — the same day as SPJ NorCal’s Shield Law Panel at UC Berkeley (details

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SF Press Club open letter re: The Bryan Carmody case

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

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2018 Official List of Winners – Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards

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

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San Francisco Press Club’s Alexis Terrazas Honored by Society of Professional Journalists

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

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