Thursday, September 22, 2016

Journalism awards luncheon Oct. 1

The San Francisco Peninsula Press Club will present the 39th Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards on Saturday, Oct. 1. More than 100 journalists representing 29 media organizations will receive awards at the luncheon. The Greater Bay Area Journalism Contest is sponsored by SmallTownPapers Inc.

The awards ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza in Foster City, 1221 Chess Drive.

The Press Club received 241 entries this year. The judging was done by press clubs in other cities -- Cleveland, Florida, Houston, Milwaukee, New Orleans, Orange County and San Diego.

Journalist Carla De Luca Worfolk, an Emmy award-winning television and documentary producer, will give a keynote speech. Worfolk has enjoyed an extensive career across media, gravitating toward highly creative assignments with an emphasis on education, public service and policy. During her years as a CNN producer in Atlanta, Worfolk supervised content for the highly-rated CNN Saturday/Sunday Morning program, a live, two-hour magazine show, and was also on the Emmy-winning team that covered the Olympic Park Bombing in 1996.

The awards luncheon is open to the public. Visit this link to purchase tickets or use PayPal (top left).

Below is a list of general award winners. Specific awards, such as first-, second- and third-place, will be announced at the luncheon.

Jonathan Allen, Gregory Andersen, Mike Anderson, Isabell Angell, Katie Beas, Owen Bissell, Sandy Brook, John Burks, Emma Calderín, Anne Callery, Tom Carter, Melissa Chan, Mark Chediak, Julia Cheever, John Coen, Rico Corona, Steve Curl, Leila Day, Justin DeFreitas, Linda Degastaldi, Audrey Dilling, Jocelyn Dong, Brian Doyle, Sue Dremann, Aaron Drury, Laura Dudnick, Paul Dunn, Antonia Ehlers, Malcolm Fleschner, Joel Engardio, Bradley Focht, Beth Freeman, John Angell Grant, Mitch Green, Jonathan Greenberg,

Lori Halloran, Jane Hambleton, Ron Hansen, Mark Hedin, Tony Hicks, Kashmir Hill, Geetika Jain, Mabel Jimenez, Todd Johnson, Angela Johnston, Joel Angel Juarez, Elena Kadvany, Karla Kane, Peter Lawrence Kane, Jessica Kwong, Brenna Malmberg, Matt McFetridge, Maria Antonieta Mejia, Belisa Morillo, Eric Newcomer, Gary Kamiya, Tracey Kaplan, Diana Kapp, Kristen Keiser, Vandana Kumar, Jonah Owen Lamb, Michael Marois, Chris Martin, Julie McCoy, Blake McHugh, Belisa Morillo, Atticus Morris, John Murphy,

James Massey, Erik Oeverndiek, Manuel Orbegozo, Jaya Padmanabhan, Steve Penna, Simone Perez, Matt Petty, Liz Pfeffer, Annie Pong, Dave Price, Marguerite Reardon, Drago Renteria, Gustavo Reyes, Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, Kevin Roose, Joshua Sabatini, Robert Salonga, Steven Saum, Louis A. Scott, Raja Shah, Gennady Sheyner, Susan Slusser, Lise Stampfli, Brian Stauffer, Sarah Stodder, DJ Stout, Julia Sulek, Viji Sundaram, Alexis Terrazas, Ben Trefny, Scot Tucker, Jane Tyska, Sammy Vanek, Alison Vekshin, Peter Waldman, Cierra Webb, Harry Weber, Veronica Weber, Michael Weinreb, Michelle Wilkinson, Greg Wilson

Press Club thanks retiring board members

A note from Press Club President Antonia Ehlers:

Thank you to Melissa McRobbie, Aimee Lewis Strain and Laura Dudnick for your tireless energy and contribution to the Press Club's board. You have inspired us in many ways and we wish you all the best in the future.

We welcome two new board members, Carla De Luca Worfolk and Edrie Blackwater, and look forward to working with both of you to continue our mission of fostering the spirit of journalism.

KQED seeks applications for its youth advisory board

KQED is looking for high school students who want to join the broadcaster's new Youth Advisory Board.

The board will meet every other week throughout the 2016-2017 school year to hear pitches from KQED staff, discuss how to improve media use in the classroom and provide feedback on KQED media and educational tools.

It's an opportunity to meet other teens, learn more about media and help KQED improve its programming.

The board is open to Bay Area students in grades 9-12. Participants will be compensated with a $400 gift card.

The application deadline is Sept. 30, 2016. CLICK HERE to apply.