KTVU’s Tara Moriarty to Emcee 2017 Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards

Moriarty The San Francisco Press Club is excited to announce that this year’s emcee for the Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards will be KTVU’s Tara. Moriarty is an award-winning reporter and anchor for KTVU Fox 2 News. As the San Francisco bureau chief, Tara covers everything from fires and homicides to politics at City Hall, as well as investigative stories. She frequently emcees events for Special Olympics, MADD, the American Cancer Society and various charitable organizations. The San Francisco Press

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Enter the Greater Bay Area Journalism Contest

You’re invited to enter your work in the San Francisco Press Club’s 2017 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 published, posted or broadcasted from Jan. 1, 2016 through Dec. 31, 2016. All entries will be judged by media professionals from press

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New name, new look, new board members

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.

July 2017 Press Club Board Minutes

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

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Photos from the high school boot camp

Students from high schools throughout the Bay Area participated in the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club’s annual high school boot camp, an event with seminars, speakers, awards and snacks. This year’s boot camp was held on May 13 at City College of San Francisco. The following photos were taken by Franchon Smith. Panelists for a workshop on fake news and alternative facts included, from left, former CNN producer and Emmy Award winner Jon Orlin, Pulitzer Prize-wining author Jonathan Freedman, Peter

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Press Club presents awards to high school journalists

The San Francisco Peninsula Press Club held its high school journalism boot camp and its high school journalism awards on Saturday, May 13, at City College in San Francisco. Here’s a list of the winners: Column  First, “Women’s March supporters lack clear direction,” by Avery Adams from Carlmont High School Second, “Normalizing hatred leads to daunting consequences,” by Nina Heller from Carlmont High School Third, “Beware the invasion of fake news,” by Rayshaun Jordan from Eastside College Prep Editorial  First,

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Countdown to high school boot camp — fake facts, contest and scholarship winners coming right up

Journalism in the Age of Fake Facts — theme of the press club’s annual high school journalism boot camp — is almost here. But there’s no complicated registration procedure. Just contact SFPPC President Antonia Ehlers and let her know you are coming. Email her at: aehlers@serrahs.com The event is set for Saturday, May 13, at City College of San Francisco. This year’s event merges two other longtime club services to journalism education, high school journalism contests and scholarships totaling $2,000.

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Fake facts, contests and scholarships highlight annual high school boot camp

Journalism in the Age of Fake Facts — that’s the theme for the press club’s annual high school journalism boot camp, set for Saturday, May 13, at City College of San Francisco. This year’s event merges two other longtime club services to journalism education, high school journalism contests and scholarships totaling $2,000. The contest awards are for work by journalism students throughout the Bay Area. Part of these will be presented during a morning event, then concluded after the boot

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