Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Here are the winners of 2016 Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards

The San Francisco Peninsula Press Club presented the 39th Annual Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards on Saturday, honoring the work of more than 100 journalists representing 29 media organizations. The awards were presented during a luncheon at the Crowne Plaza in Foster City.

The annual contest is open to media professionals in the 11-county greater Bay Area. The contest received 241 entries this year. Seven other press clubs — in Cleveland, Florida, Houston, Milwaukee, New Orleans, Orange County and San Diego — judged the entries.

Top award winners for Overall Excellence were:

• Digital Media, First Place — India Currents
• Newspapers/Daily, First Place — The San Francisco Examiner
• Newspapers/Non-Daily, First Place — San Francisco Weekly
• Newspapers/Non-Daily, Second Place — San Francisco Business Times
• Newspapers/Non-Daily, Third Place — Palo Alto Weekly
• Magazines/Trades/Newsletters, First Place — San Francisco magazine
• Magazines/Trades/Newsletters, Second Place — Santa Clara Magazine
• Magazines/Trades/Newsletters, Third Place — The Spectrum
• Radio/Audio, First Place — KALW
COMBINED DIVISIONS (BLOGS, EDITORIAL CARTOONS, PHOTOGRAPHY)
Blog / Commentary
• First Place: El Tecolote, “Slain Mexican journalist did not die in vain,” by Mabel Jimenez

Editorial Cartoons
• First Place: San Francisco Examiner, “Closing the digital divide,” by Justin DeFreitas
• Second Place: El Tecolote, “Slain Mexican journalist did not die in vain,” by Gustavo Reyes
• Third Place: Central City Extra, “Naloxone, the lifesaving antidote,” by Lise Stampfli

Photography / News
• First Place: Oakland Tribune, “The Struggle is Real,” by Jane Tyska
• Second Place: San Francisco Business Times “Warriors parade,” by Todd Johnson
• Third Place: San Francisco Business Times “Pie girls,” by Todd Johnson

Photography / Sports
• First Place: SFBay.ca, “Raiders fire final bullet in Ravens shootout,” by Scot Tucker
• Second Place: Oakland Tribune, “Stephen Curry warmup,” by Jane Tyska
• Third Place: SFBay.ca, “Giants lose seventh straight at AT&T,” by Scot Tucker

Photography / Feature
• First Place: Oakland Tribune, “Mural Walk,” by Jane Tyska
• Second Place: SFBay.ca, “A’s pour it on Rangers with late rally,” by Scot Tucker
• Third Place: Palo Alto Weekly, “Insect Kids,” by Veronica Weber

Photography / Series
• First Place: Oakland Tribune, “Mykenna's New Legs,” by Jane Tyska
• Second Place: Palo Alto Weekly, “In A Certain Light,” by Veronica Weber
• Third Place: El Tecolote, “Dia de los Muertos,” by Joel Angel Juarez, Manuel Orbegozo, Drago Renteria

Business/Tech Story
• First Place: Bloomberg, “Leaked Lyft Document Reveals a Costly Battle With Uber,” by Eric Newcomer, Leslie Picker
• Second Place: Prep2Prep.com, “I Created A Fake Business & Bought It An Amazing Online Reputation,” by Kashmir Hill
• Third Place: Bloomberg, “Tesla Looks for What Women Want,” by Dana Hull

Columns-Sports
• First Place: Prep2Prep.com, “Murph's Place: Hazing rears ugly head,” by John Murphy

Editorial
• First Place: India Currents, “Are You One of Those,” by Jaya Padmanabhan
• Second Place: SFBay.ca, “Chronicle, Hearst should be ashamed of crowdfunding,” by Jesse Garnier

Feature / Light
• First Place: Fusion, “I TURNED CAPS LOCK ON FOR A WEEK AND EVERYONE HATED IT,” by Kashmir Hill
• Second Place: Bloomberg, “Latter-Day Carnegies Bestowing Names on San Francisco Hospitals,” by Alison Vekshin
• Third Place: SFBay.ca, “Chronicle drops newspaper ‘hawkers’ after 27 years,” by Bradley Focht

Feature / Serious
• First Place: Fusion, “Haunted by Hackers,” by Kevin Roose
• Second Place: Bloomberg, “A Sex Scandal Rocks Stanford's Business School,” by Peter Waldman

• Third Place: New America Media, “EPA Slow to Halt Use of Deadly Pesticide,” by Viji Sundaram

News Story
• First Place: Bay City News, “Sunnyvale’s gun law upheld,” by Julia Cheever •
Second Place: Bloomberg, “Uber Raises Funding at $62.5 Billion Valuation,” by Eric Newcomer • Third Place: Bay City News, “San Francisco: Court says Batmobile protected by copyright,” by Julia Cheever

Series
• First Place: Bloomberg, “The Startup Bubble Starts to Deflate,” by Staff
• Second Place: CNET News, “Net Fix,” by Marguerite Reardon
• Third Place: Bloomberg, “California's Oil-Rich Past and Clean-Tech Future,” by Lynn Doan, Mark Chediak, Michael Marois, Chris Martin, Harry Weber

Sports Feature
• First Place: SFBay.ca, “A peek inside the lives of baseball ‘WAGs’,” by Cierra Webb
• Second Place: Prep2Prep.com, “Menlo lifted by off-kilter coach’,” by John Murphy
• Third Place: Prep2Prep.com, “Coastside team brings it’,” by John Murphy

Sports Game Story
• First Place: Prep2Prep.com, “Stop the presses! McClatchy wins title,’” by John Murphy  

MAGAZINES / TRADE PUBLICATIONS / NEWSLETTERS

Columns-Features
• First Place: Parents' Press, “Raising Dad: Singing the Birthday Party Blues,” by Tony Hicks

Columns-News/Political
• First Place: The Spectrum, “As I was saying …,” by Steve Penna

Feature / Light
• First Place: San Francisco Magazine, “$1.2 Million. 13 Offers. 400k Over Asking. For This?” by Sarah Stodder
• Second Place: San Francisco Magazine, “What Are You Running (And Running And Running) From?” by Diana Kapp
• Third Place: Traditions Magazine, “Serra's Stanford Trio,” by Jonathan Allen

Feature / Serious
• First Place: San Francisco Magazine, “The Outsiders,” by Gary Kamiya
• Second Place: San Francisco Magazine, “Why Are Palo Alto’s Kids Killing Themselves?” by Diana Kapp
• Third Place: The Spectrum, “Reddy To Fight,” by Julie McCoy, Anne Callery

Graphic Design
• First Place: Santa Clara Magazine, “Change the Game,” by Steven Saum, Linda Degastaldi, Jane Hambleton, DJ Stout, Kristen Keiser

Page Design
• First Place: Santa Clara Magazine, “Silicon Valley Story,” by Steven Saum, Linda Degastaldi, DJ Stout, Kristen Keiser, Brian Stauffer
• Second Place: Traditions Magazine, “Padre Profiles,” by Michelle Wilkinson
• Second Place: Traditions Magazine, “Pope Francis Canonizes Junipero Serra,” by Michelle Wilkinson

Series
• First Place: The Spectrum, “Walking Redwood City,” by Greg Wilson

Sports Feature
• First Place: San Francisco Magazine, “Arrested,” by Michael Weinreb
• Second Place: Santa Clara Magazine, “A Wild Generosity,” by Brian Doyle, Steven Saum, Ron Hansen, Linda Degastaldi, Jane Hambleton

Sports Game Story
• First Place: Traditions Magazine, “Serra Basketball Wins CCS Championship,” by Jonathan Allen  

NEWSPAPERS / DAILY

Columns-News/Political
• First Place: San Francisco Examiner, “On Guard,” by Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez
• Second Place: San Francisco Examiner, News/Political Columns by Joel Engardio
• Third Place: The Daily Post, Columns by Dave Price

Columns-Features
• First Place: San Francisco Examiner, Feature Columns by Joel Engardio
• Second Place: Palo Alto Daily News, “Can Online Dating Pass the Sniff Test?” by Malcolm Fleschner
• Third Place: Palo Alto Daily News, “Age Against the Machine,” by Malcolm Fleschner

Editorial
• First Place: San Francisco Examiner, “‘Comply or die’ mentality must end for SFPD,” by Michael Howerton
• Second Place: San Mateo Daily Journal, “A real problem with no easy solutions,” by Jon Mays
• Third Place: San Francisco Examiner, “Standing by our sanctuary city,” by Michael Howerton

Entertainment
• First Place: Palo Alto Daily Post, “'Triangle' well acted with many surprises,” by John Angell Grant

Feature / Light
• First Place: San Francisco Examiner, “Mission High student with autism embraces rock star status on campus,” by Laura Dudnick
• Second Place: San Francisco Examiner, “Dante Benedetti honored at Italian Athletic Club,” by Antonia Ehlers
• Third Place: San Francisco Examiner, “Holding on to History,” by Jessica Kwong

Feature / Serious
• First Place: San Francisco Examiner, “Public defender investigator answers a formidable calling,” by Jonah Owen Lamb
• Second Place: San Francisco Examiner, “Two years after losing both legs in crash, SF man has new outlook on life,” by Laura Dudnick
• Third Place: San Francisco Examiner, “Ex-Examiners: Former reporter-editor recalls Jonestown, 1980s newsroom,” by Laura Dudnick

Headline
• First Place: The Daily Post, “Making traffic go in circles,” by Dave Price
• Second Place: The Daily Post, “Larry Ellison has an Epiphany,” by Dave Price
• Third Place: The Daily Post, “Superintendent gets schooled,” by Dave Price

News Story
• First Place: San Francisco Examiner, “Homeless families face difficult choice of shelter or school,” by Joshua Sabatini
• Second Place: San Francisco Examiner, “Public officials named in new findings from FBI probe of ‘Shrimp Boy,’” by Jonah Owen Lamb
• Third Place: San Francisco Examiner, “Suhr gave family friend special treatment,” by Jonah Owen Lamb

Page Design
• First Place: San Francisco Examiner, “Justice, Pride, Love,” by Gregory Andersen
• Second Place: San Mateo Daily Journal, “Jurassic World,” by Erik Oeverndiek
• Third Place: San Mateo Daily Journal, “An avengers overdose,” by Erik Oeverndiek

Series
• First Place: Palo Alto Daily Post, “A chance meeting has sad ending,” by John Angell Grant, Steve Curl
• Second Place: San Jose Mercury News, “Santa Clara County jail death coverage,” by Tracey Kaplan, Robert Salonga, Julia Sulek
• Third Place: San Francisco Examiner, Homeless coverage in San Francisco by Joshua Sabatini

Sports Feature
• First Place: San Francisco Chronicle, “Bay Area sports chaplains tend to players' spiritual needs,” by Susan Slusser

NEWSPAPERS / NON-DAILY

Columns-News/Political
• First Place: The Sonoma Independent, “Behind Sonoma County Library Hours Crisis,” by Jonathan Greenberg

Editorial
• First Place: San Francisco Business Times “By missing housing targets, SF shoots itself in the foot,” by Jim Gardner
• Second Place: Palo Alto Weekly, “Beyond the anguish,” by Bill Johnson
• Third Place: El Tecolote, “El Tecolote stands with Galería de la Raza,” by Staff

Entertainment
• First Place: San Francisco Weekly, “Midnight at the Oasis,” by Peter Lawrence Kane
• Second Place: Palo Alto Weekly, “The original matchmaker,” by Karla Kane
• Third Place: Palo Alto Weekly, “Devilishly good fun,” by Karla Kane

Feature / Light
• First Place: San Francisco Weekly, “Midnight at the Oasis,” by Peter Lawrence Kane
• Second Place: El Tecolote, “The astronomical persistence of José Hernández,” by Maria Antonieta Mejia
• Third Place: Central City Extra, “I can still hear it,” by John Burks

Feature / Serious
• First Place: Palo Alto Weekly, “Finding Asylum,” by Sue Dremann
• Second Place: Palo Alto Weekly, “A question of boundaries,” by Elena Kadvany
• Third Place: El Tecolote, “Out in the Mission: Galería mural vandalized for depicting LGBTQ Latinos,” by Alexis Terrazas

Graphic Design
• First Place: San Francisco Business Times “Data explosion,” by Matt Petty
• Second Place: San Francisco Business Times “Construction game,” by Mitch Green
• Third Place: The Sonoma Independent, “Infographic illustrating water usage,” by Jonathan Greenberg, Sammy Vanek

News Story
• First Place: Palo Alto Weekly, “Payday at City Hall,” by Gennady Sheyner
• Second Place: Palo Alto Weekly, “Blown Away,” by Gennady Sheyner, Jocelyn Dong, Sue Dremann, Brenna Malmberg News Story
• Third Place: Central City Extra, “New super smack puts Public Health in crisis mode,” by Mark Hedin

Page Design
• First Place: San Francisco Business Times “Warriors,” by Matt Petty
• Second Place: San Francisco Business Times “Raiders,” by Mitch Green, Matt Petty
• Third Place: El Tecolote, “Fired up,” by Alexis Terrazas, Mabel Jimenez, Atticus Morris, Katie Beas

Series
• First Place: Palo Alto Weekly, “Stanford under pressure,” by Elena Kadvany
• Second Place: Palo Alto Weekly, “The fight to preserve Buena Vista,” by Gennady Sheyner
• Third Place: Central City Extra, “TL: Diverse City,” by Tom Carter, Paul Dunn

Sports Feature
• First Place: El Tecolote, “Squashing the odds: Latina immigrant breaks stereotypes,” by Alexis Terrazas  

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Corporate Brochure
• First Place: Serra High School - San Mateo “2015 Admissions Video,” by Sandy Brook, Beth Freeman, Rico Corona, John Coen  

RADIO / COMMERCIAL

Feature / Serious
• First Place: KALW, “Lady Jay talks about being transgender in prison,” by Louis A. Scott
• Second Place: KALW, “Life after the Jungle: One woman's struggle with homelessness,” by Isabell Angell

Feature / Light
• First Place: KALW, “How to stake your place in line for California’s precious water,” by Audrey Dilling
• Second Place: KALW, “Band of volunteers keeps an eye on SF bond projects,” by Raja Shah

Series
• First Place: KALW, “NUMMI, five years later,” by Angela Johnston
• Second Place: KALW, “Black mental health care,” by Leila Day

Public Affairs
• First Place: KHMB Radio, “John Muller - aka Farmer John,” by Peter Finch

TELEVISION / VIDEO
Entertainment
• First Place: KQED 9, “One Collective Breath: Janet Cardiff's The Forty Part Motet,” by Lori Halloran, Aaron Drury

Feature / Light
• First Place: KQED 9, “Bleak Beauty: The Photography of David Maisel,” by Aaron Drury, Lori Halloran, Blake McHugh, Owen Bissell

Feature / Serious
• First Place: Al Jazeera America, “Fathers Day Behind Bars,” by Melissa Chan, Matt McFetridge, Mike Anderson
• Second Place: Al Jazeera America, “Inside the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program,” by Melissa Chan, Matt McFetridge, Mike Anderson
• Third Place: Al Jazeera America, “First Cuban Farmers Market Signals Reform,” by Melissa Chan, Emma Calderín, Belisa Morillo, Mike Anderson

News Story
• First Place: Al Jazeera America, “Weapons Show Fuels Police Militarization Debate,” by Melissa Chan, Matt McFetridge, Mike Anderson
• Second Place: Al Jazeera America, “Couple Return Home After Devastating Fire,” by Melissa Chan, Matt McFetridge, Mike Anderson News Story
• Third Place: Al Jazeera America, “Anticipation Builds in Havana,” by Melissa Chan, Emma Calderín, Belisa Morillo, Mike Anderson

Public Affairs
• First Place: “Talking with Henrietta,” a TV show, “The Social Determinants of Health,” by Henrietta J. Burroughs

Sports Feature
• First Place: Al Jazeera America, “Cuban Baseball Players Eye U.S.,” by Melissa Chan, Emma Calderín, Belisa Morillo, Mike Anderson

Videography
• First Place: Al Jazeera America, Composite by Mike Anderson

The Bill Workman News Writer Award, a scholarship and stipend established in 2015 to honor the journalism career of former San Francisco Chronicle reporter and SFPPC past president Bill Workman, is given each year to the First Place winner of the Newspaper/Daily News Story category. Joshua Sabatini of the SF Examiner won the 2016 Bill Workman News Writer Award for the pair of stories “SF homeless families face difficult choice of shelter or school” and “SF homeless shelter changes policy on families amid criticism.”

Journalist Carla DeLuca Worfolk, an Emmy award-winning television and documentary producer, gave the keynote speech at the SFPPC luncheon. Worfolk has enjoyed an extensive career across media, gravitating towards 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.

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