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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Winners Announced, Tickets on Sale for Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards

Please save the date for The San Francisco Press Club’s 2018 Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards dinner, which will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 15 at the Hilton San Francisco Airport Hotel in Burlingame. THIS YEAR’S WINNERS were judged by the press clubs of San Diego, Cleveland, Orange County, Florida, New Orleans and Milwaukee. You will want to attend the Awards Gala on November 15 to see the final results and the judges’ comments! Even if you did not win an award this year, please

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Nearly 500 students attend NorCal Media Day in Palo Alto

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

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SFPC joins JEANC at NorCAL Media Day

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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