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The San Francisco Press Club’s 2018 Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards Contest deadline has been extended to THIS FRIDAY! The contest honors 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. Entries must have been published, posted or broadcasted from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. All entries will be judged by media professionals from press clubs across the United States. The contest deadline for entries is 9 p.m. on Friday, September 21.
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
Press club board member Jim Kirkland coordinated a whimsical display of vintage typewriters for each table at the 2017 awards dinner. The following journalism quotes for the typewriters completed the salute to journalism history and what may become a new annual tradition for the club: “Journalism is literature in a hurry” — Matthew Arnold “We journalists make it a point to know very little about an extremely wide variety of topics; this is how we stay objective” — Dave Barry
Writer: Rory McGinty The San Francisco Peninsula Press Club recently awarded two Bay Area students scholarships from its annual scholarship competition. Club board members chose two winners for this competition. One scholarship is awarded in honor of the late Herb Caen, San Francisco Chronicle columnist, and Pulitzer-prize recipient. The second is named for Jack Russell, late co-founder of the club and revered Peninsula newsman. Meghan Bobrowsky, winner of the Jack Russell award, is 18 and a freshman at Scripps College in Claremont,
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
If you missed all of our great speeches at our Journalism Awards and Dinner on November 16, 2017, or want to hear them again and share them, you can listen to them below: KTVU News Broadcaster and Awards Emcee Tara Moriarty’s opening speech. Board Member Carla DeLuca Worfolk introduces Lifetime Achievement Award winner David Louie. Louie’s keynote speech starts at 3:00. Board Member Dave Price introduces SF Press Club Service Award winner Peter Cleaveland. Cleaveland’s speech starts at 2:17. A
All photos by Justin Riley
The San Francisco Press Club’s 40th annual Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards were held at the Hilton SFO Airport Hotel on November 16. There were more than 300 entries this year from media professionals in TV, print, radio, digital media and public relations. “We are here to celebrate the exceptional work you do throughout the year,” said San Francisco Press Club President Antonia Ehlers. “We know how hard you work–the late-night deadlines, breaking stories and the ever-changing pace of news.
The San Francisco Press Club’s 2017 Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards dinner will be held on Thursday, November 16 at the Hilton San Francisco Airport Hotel in Burlingame. Our judges from other states are hard at work judging our Bay Area contest! CLICK HERE for tickets and to select your dinner choice. Tickets are $75 per person. We’re very excited to announce that this year’s keynote speaker and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient will be Emmy award-winning television journalist David Louie