Saturday, May 21, 2011

2011 Greater Bay Area Journalism award winners

FOSTER CITY — Bay Area print and online journalists, photographers, radio and television personnel and public relations professionals were presented with 204 awards of excellence in nine divisions and 37 categories at the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club's 34th annual Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards dinner tonight.

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

The winners were selected from 523 entries from media professionals in the 11 Greater Bay Area counties. Awards honored work done in 2010. Entries were judged by the Press Clubs of Bakersfield, Florida, Houston, New Orleans, San Diego and Southeast Texas. The Print Photography division was judged by press photographers of the News Journal, Wilmington, Del., and was coordinated by Paul Sakuma of the Associated Press.

The big winner for the first time was Patch.com with 19 awards. The San Mateo Daily Journal followed with 15 and the San Jose Mercury News with 14. Cromwell Schubarth, Multi Meida/Research Editor of the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, received seven plaques.

The guest speaker for the event was Mike Sugerman, reporter, KPIX CBS 5 and KCBS Radio.

Two $1,500 scholarships in the name of the late San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen were awarded. The high school recipient was Steven Lau, California High School, San Ramon. The collegiate scholarship was presented to Kayla Figard, College of San Mateo.

Special recognition was given to the General Excellence winner of the Press Club’s High School Journalism Contest, The Campanile, Palo Alto High School. The Paly adviser, Esther Wojcicki, accepted a plaque.

The complete list of journalism award winners follows:


NEWSPAPERS - DAILIES

Overall Excellence

    First Place, San Jose Mercury News, San Jose Mercury News, San Jose Mercury News Staff
    Second Place, The Press Democrat, The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, The Press Democrat Staff
    Third Place, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Examiner Staff
Editorial
    First Place, San Mateo Daily Journal, Emphasis should be on facts, not fear, Jon Mays 
    Second Place, The Daily Post, Secret group dictates city policy, Dave Price 
    Third Place, San Mateo Daily Journal, San Francisco should drop toll proposal, Jon Mays
Columns-News
    First Place, The Press Democrat, Columns by Paul Gullixson, Paul Gullixson 
    Second Place, San Mateo Daily Journal, Columns by Michelle Durand, Michelle Durand 
    Third Place, The Daily Post, Columns by Diana Diamond, Diana Diamond
Columns-Feature
    First Place, San Mateo Daily Journal, Off the Beat, Michelle Durand 
    Second Place, The Daily News, Columns by LJ Anderson, LJ Anderson 
    Third Place, San Mateo Daily Journal, Columns by Jon Mays, Jon Mays
Columns-Sports
    First Place, San Jose Mercury News, Columns by Mark Purdy, Mark Purdy 
    Second Place, The Press Democrat, Columns by Bob Padecky, Bob Padecky 
    Third Place, San Francisco Examiner, Columns by Glenn Dickey, Glenn Dickey
Breaking News
    First Place, San Francisco Chronicle, Inferno, San Francisco Chronicle Staff 
    Second Place, San Mateo Daily Journal, Scene of horror - evacuees flee homes, Jon Mays, Bill Silverfarb, Heather Murtagh 
    Third Place, The Daily Post, Explosion, inferno guts neighborhood, David DeBolt, Ryan Riddle
News Story
    First Place, The Daily Post, Hidden police DUI revealed, David DeBolt 
    Second Place, The Daily Post, Jobs demanded return of iPhone, Ryan Thomas Riddle, Jamie Morrow 
    Third Place, San Francisco Examiner, Patients endure dialysis shortage, Katie Worth
Continuing Coverage
    First Place, San Jose Mercury News, California governor's race, Ken McLaughlin 
    Second Place, The Press Democrat, Foreclosure frustration, Nathan Halverson 
    Third Place, San Mateo County Times, Dangerous water in Pescadero, Julia Scott
Series
    First Place, San Mateo County Times, Bay Area transit in trouble: Running on empty, Mike Rosenberg 
    Second Place, Contra Costa Times, A journey from conflict, Matt O'Brien, Jane Tyska 
    Third Place, San Jose Mercury News, Beautiful friendship, Bruce Newman
Feature Story of a Light Nature
    First Place, San Mateo Daily Journal, Recipe for success, Michelle Durand 
    Second Place, San Jose Mercury News, Apple's forgotten founder, Bruce Newman 
    Third Place, Contra Costa Times, A love story, Theresa Harrington, Dan Rosenstrauch
Feature Story of a Serious Nature
    First Place, Sacramento Bee, Ceremony to mark 75th anniversary of China Clipper debut, Jeff Mitchell 
    Second Place, The Press Democrat, Among friends, Meg McConahey 
    Third Place, San Jose Mercury News, Torn apart, Dai Sugano, Ken McLaughlin
Analysis
    First Place, San Mateo Daily Journal, The Glenview Incident, Bill Silverfarb 
    Second Place, San Jose Mercury News, Broken promise, Lisa Krieger 
    Third Place, San Mateo County Times, Near-perfect, Neil Gonzales
Business/Technology Story
    First Place, San Jose Mercury News, The Diversity Decline, Mike Swift 
    Second Place, San Mateo Daily Journal, Creating cash from trash, Heather Murtagh 
    Third Place, The Daily News, Out from Zuckerberg's shadow, Will Oremus
Entertainment
    First Place, The Daily News, Ovations for 'Ovo', Kevin Kelly 
    Second Place, San Mateo Daily Journal, Money is taking you to paradise, Heather Murtagh 
    Third Place, San Mateo Daily Journal, Lady Gaga brings the 'wow,' Julio Lara
Specialty Story
    First Place, The Daily Post, New Belmont distillery has Old World roots, Jamie Morrow
Sports Story
    First Place, The Press Democrat, A new life on the court, Bob Padecky 
    Second Place, The Daily News, Movies are made like this, Vytas Mazeika 
    Third Place, The Daily News, Fore!!!, Vytas Mazeika

Sports Game Story
    First Place, San Mateo Daily Journal, One hit enough for Hillsdale, Nathan Mollat 
    Second Place, San Jose Mercury News, Giants take care of Rangers, wrap up title in five games, Andrew Baggarly 
    Third Place, The Daily News, Vikings blast off, Vytas Mazeika
Headline
    First Place, The Daily Post, Red-light cams may yield green, Dave Price 
    Second Place, The Daily Post, Hi Panda, Bye Duck, Dave Price 
    Third Place, San Mateo Daily Journal, Gift thieves wrap up jail deal, Michelle Durand
Graphic Design
    First Place, San Jose Mercury News, An airport befitting Silicon Valley, Paiching Wei 
    Second Place, The Daily News, Football: Big Wooly Style, Greg Frazier 
    Third Place, San Mateo Daily Journal, The wait is over — World Cup 2010, Julio Lara
Page Design
    First Place, San Jose Mercury News, HP ditches Hurd for misconduct, San Jose Mercury News Staff 
    Second Place, The Daily News, Sports 4/3, Greg Frazier 
    Third Place, San Francisco Examiner, Forewarned, Ming Vong

    NEWSPAPERS – NON-DAILIES

    Overall Excellence

      First Place, San Francisco Bay Guardian, San Francisco Bay Guardian, SF Bay Guardian Editorial 
      Staff Second Place, San Francisco Business Times, San Francisco Business Times, San Francisco Business Times Staff 
      Third Place, Central City Extra, Central City Extra, Geoffrey Link, Central City Extra Staff
    Editorial
      First Place, East Bay Express, Be cool, Stephen Buel 
      Second Place, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, Clear vision needs to be outlined on county's hospital, Cromwell Schubarth 
      Third Place, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Fix the BART police force - or disband it, Tim Redmond
    Columns-News
      First Place, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Columns by Tim Redmond, Tim Redmond 
      Second Place, San Francisco Weekly, Columns by Matt Smith, Matt Smith 
      Third Place, Bay Area Reporter, Political Notebook, Matthew S. Bajko

    Columns-Feature
      First Place, San Francisco Business Times, Columns by Steve Symanovich, Steve Symanovich
      Second Place, San Francisco Weekly, Bouncer, Katy St. Clair
      Third Place, Los Gatos Weekly Times, Columns by Dick Sparrer, Dick Sparrer

    Breaking News
      First Place, San Francisco Business Times, Salesforce plants stake in Mission Bay, Patrick Hoge, Ron Leuty, J.K. Dineen 
      Second Place, Palo Alto Weekly, Powerless Palo Alto, Palo Alto Weekly Staff 
      Third Place, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Beyond the rage, Rebecca Bowe, Alex Emslie

    News Story
      First Place, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Buying power, Rebecca Bowe, Steven T. Jones 
      Second Place, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Mysteries of the death-drug scramble, Tim Redmond, Rula Al-Nasrawi 
      Third Place, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, Big appetite for better burgers, David Goll

    Continuing Coverage
      First Place, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, The future is here, Katherine Conrad, David Goll, Mary Duan, Eli Segall, Cromwell Schubarth, Moryt Milo 
      Second Place, San Francisco Business Times, Genentech breast cancer drug on trial, Ron Leuty 
      Third Place, Palo Alto Weekly, High-speed rail, Gennady Sheyner

    Series
      First Place, Central City Extra, Mid-Market/Living on the street, Marjorie Beggs, Jonathan Newman, Geoffrey Link 
      Second Place, India-West, End of life - India's poor recycle world's E-waste into wealth, Som Sharma, Sunita Sohrabji, Kainaz Amaria 
      Third Place, Palo Alto Weekly, Out of Bounds? Terri Lobdell

    Feature Story of a Light Nature
      First Place, Los Gatos Weekly Times, Antarctica adventure, Marianne L. Hamilton 
       Second Place, Central City Extra, Lunchtime for seniors in the central city, Tom Carter 
       Third Place, Pacifica Tribune, Kitty conundrum, Jane Northrop

    Feature Story of a Serious Nature
      First Place, East Bay Express, Oakland Invades the Desert, Nate Seltenrich 
      Second Place, India-West, The 'Nani' Diaries - immigrant granny nannies face exploitation, Sunita Sohrabji 
      Third Place, Central City Extra, Home Sweet SRO, Tom Carter, Marjorie Beggs, Johan Vardup, Conor Gallagher
    Analysis
      First Place, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, The end of the line, David Goll, Eli Segall, Mary Duan, Katherine Conrad, Cromwell Schubarth, Moryt Milo 
      Second Place, San Francisco Weekly, Let It Bleed, Joe Eskenazi, Benjamin Wachs 
      Third Place, Central City Extra, Tenderloin Gusher, Jonathan Newman, Marjorie Beggs
    Business/Technology Story
      First Place, San Francisco Business Times, Initial Private Offering; Facebook, Zynga, Twitter on sale — early, Mark Calvey 
      Second Place, Palo Alto Weekly, Palo Alto's Clean Tech Revolution, Gennady Sheyner 
      Third Place, Central City Extra, World Series Parade, Tom Carter
    Entertainment
      First Place, Palo Alto Weekly, Bravo to 'Boulevard', Karla Kane 
      Second Place, Palo Alto Weekly, The White Ribbon, Susan Tavernetti 
      Third Place, Palo Alto Weekly, The King's Speech, Susan Tavernetti
    Specialty Story
      First Place, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Marijuana goes mainstream, Steven T. Jones 
      Second Place, East County Times, Carrying son's sword, Hannah Dreier 
      Third Place, San Francisco Weekly, The Muni Death Spiral, Joe Eskenazi, Greg Dewar
    Sports Story
      First Place, Pacifica Tribune, Cycling turns life around, Horace Hinshaw 
      Second Place, Pacifica Tribune, Escaping from Alcatraz, Horace Hinshaw 
      Third Place, San Francisco Weekly, Head case, Peter Jamison
    Sports Game Story
      First Place, Saratoga News, Lugo keeps Promise; Falcons top Cats, Dick Sparrer 
      Second Place, Willow Glen Resident, Perfect Storm, Dick Sparrer
    Headline
      First Place, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, @First starts to fill up @last, with retailers, Cromwell Schubarth 
      Second Place, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, Brewery hopes to boost aleing downtown, Cromwell Schubarth 
      Third Place, San Francisco Business Times, Meat of the Matter: Steakhouses sizzling, Steve Symanovich
    Graphic Design
      First Place, San Francisco Business Times, National attraction, Craig Blanchard 
      Second Place, San Francisco Business Times, Biofuel conundrum / The race is on, Craig Blanchard
    Page Design
      First Place, East Bay Express, Be Cool, Stephen Buel 
      Second Place, Central City Extra, Candidates for supervisor of District 6, Lenny Limjoco 
      Third Place, San Francisco Business Times, East Bay Book of Lists, Craig Blanchard




    MAGAZINE / TRADE PUBLICATIONS
    Overall Excellence
      First Place, Traditions Magazine, Traditions, Antonia Ehlers, Michelle Wilkinson
    Feature Story of a Light Nature
      First Place, Smart Business Network, Cooking with Passion, Kristy J. O'Hara 
      Second Place, Traditions Magazine, Living His Dream in the Pacific Northwest, Antonia Ehlers, Michelle Wilkinson
      Third Place, Flying Adventures Magazine, On Safari on the Wing, Michelle Carter
    Feature Story of a Serious Nature
      First Place, San Francisco Magazine, The Merchant of Vengeance, Charles Russo 
      Second Place, Smart Business Network, Long-term deals, Kristy J. O'Hara

    EDITORIAL CARTOONS

    Editorial Cartoons
      First Place, The Daily News, Obama Visits Palo Alto, Steve Curl 
      Second Place, Central City Extra, District 6, Lance Jackson 
      Third Place, The Daily News, Reducing Canada Geese, Steve Curl

    PHOTOGRAPHY
    Spot News
      First Place, Associated Press, Gas Explosion in San Bruno, Paul Sakuma 
      Second Place, San Mateo Daily Journal, Scene of Horror, Bill Silverfarb 
      Third Place, Associated Press, Break-in after murder verdict, Paul Sakuma
    General News
      First Place, Oakland Tribune, Oscar Grant supporters react, Jane Tyska 
      Second Place, The Press Democrat, Game changer for Ft. Ross, Christopher Chung 
      Third Place, San Mateo County Times, Remembering David Lews, John Green
    Feature
      First Place, The Press Democrat, Chess Challenge, Kent Porter 
      Second Place, The Daily News, High School Musical, Kat Wade 
      Third Place, San Francisco Chronicle, A Sizzler, but relief on Way, Kat Wade
    Sports Action
      First Place, Bay Area News Group, Cowboy Kid, Jose Carlos Fajardo 
      Second Place, Oakland Tribune, Mavericks Wipeout, Jane Tyska 
      Third Place, Oakland Tribune, Airborne Posey, Jane Tyska
    Sports Feature
      First Place, The Press Democrat, Giant Jubilation, John Burgess 
      Second Place, Associated Press, March Madness Madness, Paul Sakuma 
      Third Place, The Daily News, A Marathon's Hard Enough, Kat Wade
    Series/Picture Story
      First Place, Oakland Tribune, Hunger in Haiti Post Quake, Jane Tyska 
      Second Place, San Mateo County Times, Choices for Inmates, John Green 
      Third Place, San Mateo County Times, Crumbling cliffs in Pacifica, John Green



    RADIO / AUDIO
    Breaking News
      First Place, KCBS Radio, Firestorm: San Bruno Pipeline Explosion and Fire, KCBS News Team
    Feature Story of a Light Nature
      First Place, KCBS Radio, MUNI Ticket, Mike Sugerman
    Feature Story of a Serious Nature
      First Place, KALW, What lurks beneath: the Bay Area's battle with invasive species in ballast water, Julia Scott 
      Second Place, KCBS Radio, After the Fire, Holly Quan 
      Third Place, KALW, Building by the Bay, Julia Scott
    Sports Story
      First Place, KCBS Radio, Curling, Mike Sugerman
    Public Affairs Program
      First Place, KQED Public Radio, First Generation College Students — Part I, Michael Krasny, Keven Guillory, Judy Campbell, Dan Zoll
    Interview or Talk Show
      First Place, KQED Public Radio, California Music, Michael Krasny, Judy Campbell, Keven Guillory, Dan Zoll
    Special Program
      First Place, KCBS Radio, "Aftershock: The Ongoing Crisis in Haiti", Doug Sovern
    Documentary
      First Place, KQED Public Radio, The Forgotten Ones: A Legacy of Agent Orange, K. Oanh Ha, Kat Snow 
      Second Place, KCBS Radio, Teen Suicide, Holly Quan
    Use of Sound
      First Place, KCBS Radio, "Cable Car Gripwoman," Doug Sovern


    TELEVISION / VIDEO
    Feature Story of a Light Nature
      First Place, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Bay Area Bandits, Andrew F. Johnston 
      Second Place, KPIX CBS 5, The Haunting of Brookdale Inn, Chris Bollini 
      Third Place, KRON 4, A Giant Celebration, Da Lin
    Feature Story of a Serious Nature
      First Place, KQED 9, This Week in Northern California: Condoleezza Rice, Belva Davis, Rachel Silverman, Robin Epstein
    Feature Story of a Serious Nature
      Second Place, KRON 4, Church Shooting, Da Lin
    Sports Story
      First Place, KPIX CBS 5, Tough Mudder, Chris Bollini, Producer
    Public Affairs Program
      First Place, KNTV NBC Bay Area, The Real Deal: Good to Know, Jeanette Pavini, Sula Anagnostou, Christina Ricci, Jessica Avanzino, Gerard Cahill, Jonathon Tung
    Special Program
      First Place, KNTV NBC Bay Area, The Real Deal: Family House, Jeanette Pavini, Sula Anagnostou, Christina Ricci, Jessica Avanzino, Gerard Cahill, Jonathon Tung
    Videography
      First Place, KPIX CBS 5, Bollini Composite, Chris Bollini
    Videography
      Second Place, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Johnston Composite, Andrew F. Johnston
    Editing
      First Place, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Johnston Composite, Andrew F. Johnston 
      Second Place, KPIX CBS 5, Bollini Composite, Chris Bollini


    PUBLIC RELATIONS
    Overall Excellence
      First Place, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, San Francisco/Northern California Chapter, Javier Valencia, Sultan Mirza, Keith Sanders, Darryl Compton
    Newsletter
      First Place, San Mateo County Parks Foundation, San Mateo County Parks Foundation, Julia Bott
      Second Place, Broadcast Legends, Broadcast Legends Newsletter, Jim Schock, Ed Vasgersian, Peter Cleaveland, Darryl Compton 
      Third Place, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Off Camera, Keith Sanders, Linda Giannecchini, Kevin Wing, Darryl Compton


    BROADBAND / WEB
    Overall Excellence
      First Place, San Jose Mercury News, www.MercuryNews.com, San Jose Mercury News Staff
      Second Place, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, Cromwell Schubarth, Elizabeth Kim 
      Third Place, The Press Democrat, www.pressdemocrat.com, The Press Democrat Staff
    Overall Excellence (Web only)
      First Place, The Bay Citizen, The Bay Citizen -- Year One, Bay Citizen Staff 
      Second Place, Patch-San Bruno, San Bruno Patch, Martin Ricard, Kari Hulac, Jamie White Third Place, Patch, Patch ~ Peninsula Region, Jamie White, Miriam Finder, Drew Himmelstein, Martin Ricard, David Carini, Sarah Yokubaitis, Camden Swita, Kristine Wong, Laura Dudnick, Kenny Porpora, Stacie Chan, Vanessa Castaneda, Don Frances, Scott Campbell
    Breaking News
      First Place, San Jose Mercury News, Achilli Trial Live Blog, Julia Prodis Sulek 
      Second Place, Patch-Menlo Park, Driver Plows Down Santa Cruz Ave, Leaves Trail Of Ruin, Vanessa Castaneda 
      Third Place, Bay City News Service, Officials report on extent of losses, Patricia Decker
    News Story
      First Place, The Bay Citizen, Payment Scandal Rocks SF Unified, Trey Bundy, Jennifer Gollan
      Second Place, Patch-Capitola-Soquel, Soquel Creek Carcinogen, Genevieve Bookwalter 
      Third Place, Patch-Palo Alto, Californians Misled By High-Speed Rail Survey, Aaron Selverston
    Continuing Coverage
      First Place, San Francisco Chronicle, PG&E’s pipeline tests seen as flawed, Jaxon Van Derbeken, Eric Nalder, Demian Bulwa 
      Second Place, Bay City News Service, Continuing coverage of guitar maker's murder, James Lanaras 
      Third Place, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, Tesla and Toyota partnership, Mary Duan, David Goll, Cromwell Schubarth, Beth Kim
    Feature Story of a Light Nature
      First Place, Patch-Half Moon Bay, Dia de los Muertos: Generations Past and Present, Together, Kristine Wong 
      Second Place, Bay City News Service, Men who stole Lefty O'Doul's arm return to bar, Melissa McRobbie 
      Third Place, Bay City News Service, Giants' quirks shine through, Melissa McRobbie
    Feature Story of a Serious Nature
      First Place, The Bay Citizen, After Service, Veteran Deaths Surge, Aaron Glantz, Tasneem Raja, Adithya Sambamurthy 
      Second Place, Patch-Scotts Valley, A Young Survivor's Tale, Shannon Burkey 
      Third Place, Patch-Mountain View, Breaking the Silence of Gay Bullying, Claudia Cruz, Maggie Beidelman
    Entertainment
      First Place, Patch-Mill Valley, Mill Valley Film Festival Coverage, Jim Welte, Russell Albert Daniels, Hans Roenau, Atissa Manshouri 
      Second Place, Patch-Petaluma, Transmitting Live ... From a Garage on Ely Blvd., Karina Ioffee
      Third Place, Patch-Half Moon Bay, Dickens Fair Enchants and Transcends Time This Holiday Season, Kristine Wong
    Sports Story
      First Place, Patch-Menlo Park, Football: Palo Alto Wins State Title in Stunner! Scott Campbell
      Second Place, Patch-Half Moon Bay, Mark Sponsler: Forecasting Big Waves for The Jay At Mavericks Surfing Competition, Kristine Wong 
      Third Place, Patch-Menlo Park, Football: Grasping Palo Alto's Accomplishment, Scott Campbell
    Headline
      First Place, Patch-San Carlos, Whine and Cheese(burgers), Kenny Porpora 
      Second Place, Patch-Half Moon Bay, Pumpkin in My Ears, Pumpkin in My Hair, Pumpkin Everywhere: Pie Eating Contest, Kristine Wong
      Third Place, Patch-El Cerrito, Is That a Green Halo Over El Cerrito's Sidewalks?, Charles Burress
    Multi Media/Interactivity
      First Place, San Mateo County Times, Bomberas Dance Group, John Green 
      Second Place, The Bay Citizen, Bay Citizen Data Applications, Tasneem Raja, Bay Citizen Tech Team
      Third Place, Patch-Dublin, A Dublin High Student Full of Cheer, Erika Conner
    Blog/Commentary
      First Place, San Jose Mercury News, Prop 8 Trial Live Coverage, Howard Mintz 
      Second Place, The Press Democrat, BiteClub Dining Blog, Heather Irwin 
      Third Place, Patch-Half Moon Bay, Time for Red Eggs and Ginger, Kristine Wong

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