SAN FRANCISCO – October 27, 2022
The San Francisco Press Club recently announced that Phil Matier will headline the organization’s first in-person awards show since the COVID-19 pandemic. The popular Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards will be presented at the San Francisco Airport Bayfront Hilton at 5:30 p.m. on December 8. Secure your tickets: available now for $75.00 or $100.00 at the door.
Matier, who describes himself as a “Bay Area political insider and journalist,” has been featured in The San Francisco Examiner and the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as on KRON-TV, ABC-7 and KCBS radio.
“The San Francisco Bay Area is a crucible for journalists,” said Matier. “The Bay Area was ground zero for counterculture, computers, the Internet and social media. The journalists breaking these stories are better equipped than anyone in the industry to report on where we’re heading next as a society. I’m looking forward to honoring my colleagues while predicting what’s next for the Bay Area.”
“Phil Matier headlining the San Francisco Press Club’s Awards Show demonstrates how important this event is to the Bay Area and to journalism at large,” said Curtis Sparrer, president of the San Francisco Press Club and Bospar PR. “As an executive producer at KRON-TV, I was often awestruck by Phil’s insights, wit and predictions. Journalists like Phil are protecting our democracy during an era of fake news and disinformation.”
The San Francisco Press Club drew an all-time record of 424 entries across a wide range of categories, eclipsing last year’s previous high of 333 entries. Entries come from four divisions: daily newspapers, digital media, non-daily newspapers, magazines/trade publications. Groupings within the divisions include news and news photography, public relations, radio/podcast, television/video and college media. Within those groupings are a wide range of categories covering hard news, features, investigations and design. Judges for the contest hail from press clubs from around the country.
Advance tickets are on sale now for $75.00. Purchase your tickets now. Tickets will also be available for $100 per person at the door.
Cocktail service will begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and awards commencing at 6:30 p.m.
The address for the San Francisco Airport Bayfront Hilton is 600 Airport Blvd., Burlingame, CA 94010.
ABOUT THE SAN FRANCISCO PRESS CLUB
The San Francisco Press Club is a nonprofit organization with 501(c)3 status. It was founded in 1963 to provide a forum for the interchange of idea and opinions between professionals in the various news and public relations media, to provide an organization in which to share fellowship, to promote professional competence and knowledge, to encourage students entering journalism by offering scholarships, and to increase public knowledge of the media though workshops and other exchanges of information.
Contact: Curtis Sparrer, firstname.lastname@example.org
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