Thursday, May 27, 2004

2004 Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards

FOSTER CITY — Bay Area print journalists, photographers, radio and television personnel and public relations professionals were presented with 180 awards of excellence in 72 categories at the Peninsula Press Club's 27th annual Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards dinner here tonight.

The Peninsula Press Club's annual Professional Journalism Awards Competition dinner was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Foster City.

The winners were selected from 462 entries from media professionals in the 11 Greater Bay Area counties. Competition was for work done in 2003. Entries were judged by the Houston Press Club, The Press Club of Cleveland, Press Club of New Orleans, San Diego Press Club, The Press Club of Southeast Texas and the Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles.

At the dinner, San Mateo County Supervisor Mike Nevin announced that the Press Room at the San Mateo County Hall of Justice in Redwood City would be named in honor of the late Janet Parker Beck, the prize-winning and much-honored reporter for The San Mateo Times who died in 1994. Janet's husband, Jim Beck, and daughter, Mandy Beck, accepted the proclamation from Nevin.

Winners of $1,500 Herb Caen Scholarships were Hannibal Deiz, editor-in-chief of the Burlingame High School newspaper, and Mia James, a staffer on the Lowell High School, San Francisco, newspaper. The Peninsula Press Club annually awards $1,500 scholarships each to college and high school journalism students. In addition, a one-time award of $500 in memory of Jim Monroe, past president of the Press Club, was presented to Jeff Gibson of College Park High School in Pleasant Hill.

The complete list of winners follows:


NEWSPAPERS - Dailies over 75,000 circulation (Division A)


Editorial
First Place: San Francisco Chronicle, "Lost legislators," John Diaz
Second Place: San Jose Mercury News, "Dam Spam," Miguel Helft
Honorable Mention: San Jose Mercury News, "10 districts, 10 fiefdoms," Barbara Marshman

Editorial Cartoon
First Place: San Francisco Chronicle, "Post-Saddam Fallout," Don Asmussen
Second Place: San Francisco Chronicle, "I'm Being Groped!," Tom Meyer

Columns
First Place: San Jose Mercury News, "The Columns of Sue Hutchison," Sue Hutchison
Second Place: San Francisco Chronicle, "The Columns of Jon Carroll," Jon Carroll
Honorable Mention: The Press Democrat, "The Columns of Ann DuBay," Ann DuBay

News Story
First Place: San Jose Mercury News, "Schwarzenegger's new role: Candidate," San Jose Mercury News Staff
Second Place: San Francisco Chronicle, "How the doping scandal unfolded," Mark Fainaru-Wada, Lance Williams

Feature Story of Light Nature
First Place: San Francisco Chronicle, "Zoo penguins intent on futile 'migration'," Patricia Yollin

Feature Story of Serious Nature
First Place: San Francisco Chronicle, "Lost Girls," Joan Ryan
Second Place: San Jose Mercury News, "Why Burnout?," Larry Slonaker
Honorable Mention: San Francisco Chronicle, "Agassi in Ascendance," Jim Doyle

Series
First Place: San Jose Mercury News, "Social Services coverage in Santa Clara County," Karen de Sa
Second Place: San Francisco Chronicle, "McCoy's Marines," John Koopman
Honorable Mention: San Francisco Chronicle, "Shame of the City," Kevin Fagan

Technology Story
First Place: San Jose Mercury News, "India's global calling," Aaron Davis, Margaret Steen
Second Place: San Jose Mercury News, "Inside Google," Mary Anne Ostrom, Matt Marshall

Business Story
First Place: San Jose Mercury News, "Oracle makes hostile offer," Mary Anne Ostrom, Therese Poletti, Peter Delevett
Second Place: San Jose Mercury News, "Frends of Frank," Mercury News Business Staff
Honorable Mention: San Francisco Chronicle, "Bay to Baghdad," David R. Baker, Todd Wallack, Carrie Kirby

Entertainment Review
First Place: San Jose Mercury News, "No matter how you say it, 'Gigli' stinks," Bruce Newman
Second Place: San Jose Mercury News, "Living history of jazz," Richard Scheinin

Page Design
First Place: San Jose Mercury News, "Darkness and Flames," Kevin Wendt, Pai, Sylvia Ulloa, Phil Loubere, Karl Kahler, Shraddha Swaroop
Second Place: San Jose Mercury News, "The Southern California Fires," Kevin Wendt, Pai, Sylvia Ulloa, Phil Loubere, Karl Kahler, Shraddha Swaroop

Headline
First Place: San Francisco Chronicle, "Hooters at the Wharf - there goes the neighborhood?," Jennifer Thelen
Second Place: San Francisco Chronicle, "Reagan image: New deal for the dime?," Darren Richardson

Specialty Story
First Place: San Francisco Chronicle, "Eat at Joe's," Kim Severson
Second Place: San Jose Mercury News, "True grits," Aleta Watson
Honorable Mention: The Press Democrat, "The battle behind foie gras," Derek J. Moore

Sports Story
First Place: Tie
San Jose Mercury News, "Ring Master," Daniel Brown
The Press Democrat, "A Fighting Lifestyle," Lowell Cohn

Sports Column
First Place: San Jose Mercury News, "The Columns of Mark Purdy," Mark Purdy

Web Site
First Place: San Jose Mercury News, "www.mercurynews.com," San Jose Mercury News Staff


NEWSPAPERS - Dailies under 75,000 circulation (Division B)

Editorial
First Place: San Mateo Daily Journal, "Legislators fail us once again," Jon Mays
Second Place: San Mateo County Times, "Sneaky supes try to slip in raises for top officials," Terry Winckler
Honorable Mention: Palo Alto Daily News, "Principal Makes the Right Call," Dave Price

Editorial Cartoon
First Place: San Mateo Daily News, "They're all disabilities," James Hummel
Second Place: Palo Alto Daily News, "Heavy Lifting for Arnold," Steve Curl
Honorable Mention: Palo Alto Daily News, "Fight for peace," Steve Curl

Columns
First Place: San Mateo Daily Journal, "Off the Beat," Michelle Durand
Second Place: Daily Journal, "Graceland: The kids in the hall," Grace S. Kallis

News Story
First Place: San Mateo County Times, "E. Palo Alto man free after 12 years in jail," Suzanne Zalev
Second Place: Palo Alto Daily News, "Strangers touched by death," Christine Lias
Honorable Mention: Palo Alto Daily News, "Mystery symbols point to Mercury," Jean Whitney

Feature Story of Light Nature
First Place: San Mateo Daily Journal, "12 days, and a shrinking checkbook," Dana Yates
Second Place: San Mateo County Times, "The Track that Seabiscuit Built," Malaika Fraley
Honorable Mention: Palo Alto Daily News, "Circuitous route proves faster than Lytton," Richard Cole, Jean Whitney

Feature Story of Serious Nature
First Place: San Mateo County Times, "Suicide on no one's watch," Amy Yarbrough, Tim Hay
Second Place: Palo Alto Daily News, "Homelessness has a familiar face," Christine Lias
Honorable Mention: San Mateo Daily Journal, "Local push paves way for state privacy law," Michelle Durand

Series
First Place: San Mateo County Times, "Back to School," T.S. Mills-Faraudo & Staff
Second Place: San Mateo Daily Journal, "BALCO steroid bust, scandal," Dana Yates
Honorable Mention: Los Gatos Daily News, "Cities approach e-mail law differently," Christina Bellantoni

Technology Story
First Place: Los Gatos Daily News, "E-mail and City Hall," Christina Bellantoni
Second Place: San Mateo County Times, "King of the Hill," Tim Simmers

Business Story
First Place: San Mateo County Times, "Larry's Way or the Highway," Tim Simmers
Second Place: San Mateo Daily Journal, "SARS is a boon for San Mateo drug company," Yunmi Choi
Honorable Mention: San Mateo Daily Journal, "Cell phone users want better deal," Yunmi Choi

Entertainment Review
First Place: San Mateo Daily Journal, "The Evolution of Creating a Master Race," Cheri Lucas
Second Place: Palo Alto Daily News, "'Lion' roars with oddball treachery," John Angell Grant
Honorable Mention: San Mateo Daily Journal, "Extremists exist in all religions," Cheri Lucas

Page Design
First Place: Marin Independent Journal, "The Last of California's Missions," Dennis Bolt
Second Place: Palo Alto Daily News, "Thursday, August 7, 2003," Brian Bothun
Honorable Mention: Marin Independent Journal, "Marin's Biological Battleground," Dennis Bolt

Headline
First Place: San Mateo Daily Journal, "Hollywood Ending," Ramkumar Venkatraman
Second Place: San Mateo Daily Journal, "Crab conflict boils over," Jon Mays
Honorable Mention: Los Gatos Daily News, "Longer bar hours on tap," Christine Lias

Specialty Story
First Place: Palo Alto Daily News, "Space has taught a lot about fitness," Larry Magid
Second Place: San Mateo Daily Journal, "Coastal water advocates fight for jet ski ban," Michelle Durand
Honorable Mention: San Mateo Daily Journal, "Painter inaugurates San Mateo gallery," Cheri Lucas

Sports Story
First Place: San Mateo Daily News, "Vasser to the max," Emanuel Lee
Second Place: Palo Alto Daily News, "Cardinal Breakthrough," John Reid
Honorable Mention: San Mateo Daily Journal, "Shortcuts may be legal but are they worth it?," Nathan Mollat

Sports Column
First Place: San Mateo Daily News, "Feldman manages hitters," Emanuel Lee
Second Place: San Mateo Daily News, "Serra's Walsh goes the extra mile...26 of them," Emanuel Lee

Web Site
First Place: San Mateo Daily Journal, "www.smdailyjournal.com," Jon Mays
Second Place: Palo Alto Daily News, "www.paloaltodailynews.com," Dave Price


NEWSPAPERS - Non-dailies (Division C)

Editorial
First Place: Los Gatos Weekly-Times, "Flag Burning," Dick Sparrer
Second Place: San Francisco Business Times, "Bay Area loses when NIMBYs raze the roof," Jim Gardner
Honorable Mention: San Francisco Business Times, "Music industry tone deaf to market demand," Jim Gardner

Columns
First Place: The Willow Glen Resident, "Columns of Moryt Milo," Moryt Milo
Second Place: San Francisco Business Times, "Columns of Steve Symanovich," Steve Symanovich
Honorable Mention: Palo Alto Weekly, "Columns of Bill D'Agostino," Bill D'Agostino

News Story
First Place: San Francisco Bay Guardian, "Innocent," Adam Clay Thompson
Second Place: The Willow Glen Resident, "Resident is burglarized, information from postal 'mail stop'," Moryt Milo
Honorable Mention: San Francisco Examiner, "County failed to investigate child's killer," Sara Zaske

Feature Story of Light Nature
First Place: San Francisco Examiner, "A legend lives on, for now," Sabrina Crawford
Second Place: Pacific Sun, "Music Dreams," Jill Kramer
Honorable Mention: The Independent, "Mushrooming Business," Sara Zaske

Feature Story of Serious Nature
First Place: Pacific Sun, "Autism Questions," Jill Kramer
Second Place: Pacific Sun, "New Beginnings," Jill Kramer
Honorable Mention: Silicon Valley Biz Ink, "Beating the odds," Jennifer Maragoni

Series
First Place: The Independent, "SSF fatality might have been avoided," Justin Nyberg
Second Place: Silicon Valley Biz Ink, "Organizing the Valley: Offshoring," Rhonda Ascierto, Steve Tanner, Tom Kaneshige
Honorable Mention: The Independent, "Stand & Deliver," Independent Newspaper Group

Technology Story
First Place: San Francisco Business Times, "Anti-terrorism Inc.," Daniel S. Levine
Second Place: Palo Alto Weekly, "Security Breach," Rachel Metz
Honorable Mention: San Francisco Business Times, "Tapping into Wireless," Daniel S. Levine

Business Story
First Place: San Francisco Business Times, "Breaking Point: Workers' Comp in California," Mark Calvey, Daniel S. Levine, Elizabeth Browne
Second Place: San Francisco Business Times, "Upward Trend," Daniel S. Levine, Thomas Pisarek
Honorable Mention: Palo Alto Weekly, "The Doctor is Out," Jocelyn Dong

Entertainment Review
First Place: Palo Alto Weekly, "Review of 'Hulk'," Tyler Martin Hanley
Second Place: Palo Alto Weekly, "A voice that deserves to be heard," Marc Burkhardt
Honorable Mention: Palo Alto Weekly, "Review of 'Casa de los Babys'," Susan Tavernetti

Page Design
First Place: Palo Alto Weekly, "Upfront, 'The worst of times' State of the City package," Allen Clapp
Second Place: Tie
Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, "Field of Greens," Jessica A. Maille
Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, "Assessments take dive," Jessica A. Maille

Headline
First Place: Los Gatos Weekly-Times, "Traffic plan could mean no Wraight turn,"

Dick Sparrer
Second Place: Saratoga News, "Students making their pointe," Dick Sparrer

Specialty Story
First Place: Pacific Sun, "Healthcare Fix," Jill Kramer
Second Place: Palo Alto Weekly, "Rock 'n' Roll Queens," Marc Burkhardt
Honorable Mention: Palo Alto Weekly, "Keeping up Appearances," Jocelyn Dong

Sports Story
First Place: Cupertino Courier, "Wrestling Pioneers," Dick Sparrer
Second Place: The Campbell Reporter, "Campbell Wolverine coaches are out there for the love of the game," Moryt Milo

Sports Column
First Place: The Independent, "North County softball struggles," Matt Elliser

Web Site
First Place: San Francisco Business Times, "sanfrancisco.bizjournals.com,"
Steven E. F. Brown, Jessica Materna


PRINT PHOTOGRAPHY (Division D)

Spot News Photo
First Place: San Jose Mercury News, "Fleeing Crossfire," Pauline Lubens
Second Place: San Francisco Chronicle, "Detained," Michael Macor
Honorable Mention: Tie
Santa Cruz Sentinel, "Fire: Raging Bulls," Shmuel Thaler
Associated Press, "Lost Home in So.Cal. Fire," Paul Sakuma

General News Photo
First Place: The Press Democrat, "Grief for fallen Marine," Christopher Chung
Second Place: San Francisco Chronicle, "Oakland Murder victim," Carlos Avila Gonzalez
Honorable Mention: Tie
San Jose Mercury News, "War Protest," Meri Simon
Palo Alto Daily News, "Tearful Goodbye," Michael G. Schennum

Feature Photo
First Place: San Francisco Chronicle, "Fur Flies," Elizabeth Hafalia
Second Place: San Jose Mercury News, "Soaring Silhouette," Richard Koci Hernandez
Honorable Mention: Tie
San Jose Mercury News, "Father & Son Sweat," Susanna Frohman
The Press Democrat, "Celebration of Survival," Christopher Chung

Sports Action Photo
First Place: San Francisco Chronicle, "Red Sox Collision," Lacy Atkins
Second Place: Associated Press, "Up & Over for 49ers Score," Paul Sakuma
Honorable Mention: Tie
Santa Cruz Sentinel, "Race for title real toss-up: Soccer mirror image," Shmuel Thaler
Palo Alto Daily News, "Tagged Out," Tony Avelar

Sports Feature Photo
First Place: San Francisco Chronicle, "Joy Uncorked," Deanne Fitzmaurice
Second Place: San Jose Mercury News, "Raider Nation," Jim Gensheimer
Honorable Mention: Tie
Associated Press, "Lost to Stanford," Paul Sakuma
Palo Alto Weekly, "Teammates Celebrate," Norbert von der Groeben

Photo Series or Picture Story
First Place: San Francisco Chronicle, "Living in the Nowhere," Brant Ward
Second Place: San Jose Mercury News, "Caught in a Crossfire," Pauline Lubens
Honorable Mention: Tie
San Jose Mercury News, "California Recalls a Governor," Dai Sugano
The Press Democrat, "Wine Country Caves," John Burgess


TELEVISION PHOTOGRAPHY (Division E)


Feature Photography
First Place: KNTV NBC 11, "Wine Country Living," Mark Oltz
Second Place: KFTY - 50, "Bollini Composite," Chris Bollini

Sports Photography
First Place: KFTY - 50, "Going the Distance," Chris Bollini


TELEVISION (Division F)


Breaking News
First Place: KPIX CBS 5, "Oakland Riots," KPIX News Team

Feature News
First Place: KPIX CBS 5, "Consumer Watch - Cell Phones," Jeanette Pavini
Second Place: KNTV NBC 11, "The Shark Shield," Dean C. Smith, Kim Stephens Pendergast
Honorable Mention: KPIX CBS 5, "DNA Heritage," Sue Kwon

Public Affairs Program
First Place: KPIX CBS 5, "San Francisco Mayoral Debate," Daniel Rosenheim, Stephanie Danford, Dana King, Hank Plante

Special Programming
First Place: KNTV NBC 11, "Wine Country Living: Bachelor Family Winery," Mary Orlin, Mark Oltz, Mary Babbitt, Carrie Cain, Susan Sjoblom
Second Place: KPIX CBS 5, "In Perspective," Daniel Rosenheim, Peter Saiers, Dana King, Ken Bastida, Hank Plante

Documentary
First Place: KCSM 60, "The Railroad Empire," Kaveh Nikpour, Dante Betteo
Second Place: KNTV NBC 11, "Wine Country Living Composite," Mary Orlin, Mark Oltz, Mary Babbitt, Carrie Cain



RADIO (Division G)

Breaking News
First Place: KCBS Radio, "Homefront," KCBS News Team
Second Place: KQED-FM, "Recall History," John Myers

Feature News
First Place: KQED-FM, "Threshold," Sarah Varney
Second Place: KQED-FM, "Asthma," Deirdre Kennedy

Public Affairs Program
First Place: KCBS Radio, "Tumbling Dice," Doug Sovern
Second Place: KQED-FM, "The California Report Magazine," The California Report Staff

Interview or Talk Show
First Place: KQED-FM, "Forum: Children of Incarcerated Parents," Michael Krasny, Raul Ramirez, Robin Gianattassio-Malle, Hermione Gee, Keven Guillory
Second Place: KQED-FM, "Forum: Foster Care," Michael Krasny, Raul Ramirez, Robin Gianattassio-Malle, Hermione Gee, Dan Zoll

Special Progrmming
First Place: KCBS Radio, "California Recall," KCBS News Team
Second Place: KQED-FM, "Health Dialogues," Health Dialogues Staff

Documentary
First Place: KCBS Radio, "Homeless Patrol," Doug Sovern
Second Place: KQED-FM, "The California Report: Education Special," The California Report Staff
Sports Story
First Place: KQED-FM, "Baseball Vendors," Sarah Varney
Second Place: KQED-FM, "Rock Climber," Jason Margolis


MAGAZINES / Trade publications (Division H)

News Story
First Place: San Jose Magazine, "How 'Bout Those A's," Bill Workman
Second Place: Gentry Magazine, "Celebrating 100 Years of the Commonwealth Club," Bill Workman
Honorable Mention: Wines & Vines Magazine, "Gary Farrell: Living The Dream," Jean Deitz Sexton

Review/column
First Place: San Jose Magazine, "Rich Man, Poor Man," Murry Frymer
Second Place: San Jose Magazine, "Up Front: Struggling Students: Being Set Up to Fail?," Larry Gerston
Honorable Mention: San Jose Magazine, "Paying for Terrorism at Home," Larry Gerston

Page Design
First Place: San Jose Magazine, "A Clear Look at Lasik," Jerome Callens
Second Place: Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, "Life sciences VC firms hit same hurdles as tech," Cynthia Sheets
Honorable Mention: San Jose Magazine, "Unstoppable," Jerome Callens


PUBLIC RELATIONS (Division I)

Newsletter
First Place: Michelle Carter Consulting, "United American Bank Newsletter, 12/03," Michelle Carter
Second Place: NATAS SF/NorCal, "Off Camera" National Television Academy Newsletter, 11/03," David Mills, Darryl Compton

Press Kit
First Place: NATAS SF/NorCal, "Emmy 2003," Deanne Moenster, Darryl Compton


SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

Herb Caen $1,500 Scholarship:
Hannibal Diaz, Burlingame High School, Burlingame
Mia James, Lowell High School, San Francisco
Jim Monroe $500 Scholarship:
Jeff Gibson, College Park High School, Pleasant Hill

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