SFBay honored with 21 SF Peninsula Press Club awards


SFBay writers, photographers and editors have been honored with eight first-place awards by the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club for work published in 2014, including digital media news story of the year, best overall page design, and top writing honors in feature, sports, and business and technology categories.

The SFPPC awarded SFBay staff a total of 21 first-, second- and third-place awards in the Digital Media division for work from the 2014 calendar year.

First place

  1. News Story
    Michael Barba; Natalie Yemenidjian; Jessica Christian: “Gun club’s final shootout
  2. Sports Story
    Jason Leskiw: “Triple Crown hope packs Golden Gate Fields
  3. Feature Story/Specialty
    Shayna Rubin: “Sam Goldman, prince of the Bay Area press box
  4. Feature Story/Light Nature
    Coburn Palmer: “Cancer-stricken photographer captures urban grace
  5. Business/Technology Story
    Coburn Palmer; Gabriella Gamboa: “StartupBus Entrepreneurs hit the road
  6. Page Design
    Jesse Garnier; Ben Schein: “ Overall Design
  7. Social Media
    Miles Garnier; Jesse Garnier: “#SFBayHistory
  8. Headline
    Jesse Garnier: “Puppy-kicking lands CEO in the doghouse

Second place

  1. Photography: Photo Series
    Gabriella Gamboa; Coburn Palmer: “Bicyclists’ portraits of survival
  2. Entertainment Story
    Shawn Whelchel: “McCartney closes Candlestick with class
  3. Sports Story
    Sarah Todd
  4. Sports Game Story
    Shayna Rubin: “Bumgarner bullies Royals to season’s brink
  5. Digital/Interactivity
    Gabriella Gamboa, “Fitmob: The sweaty social network
  6. Headline
    Jesse Garnier: “San Francisco carries torch for 2024 Olympics
  7. Commentary
    Cierra Webb: “Confessions of a Postpartum Mother

Third place

  1. Photography: Sports Action
    Scot Tucker: “Shark Down”
  2. News Story
    Lindsay Oda: “SF nonprofit joins fight against Ebola
  3. Sports Game Story
    Robert Cartagena; Godofredo Vasquez: “Jonathan Chicas edged in hometown bout
  4. Headline
    Jesse Garnier: “Willie Brown drives train on new Muni deal
  5. Digital/Interactivity
    Jesse Garnier; Scot Tucker; Godofredo Vasquez; Ali Thanawalla; Aris Bernales: “San Francisco Giants 2014 – Spring Training to World Series
  6. Commentary
    Matthew Stensland-Bos: “Know this Love

Nearly 200 awards honored the work of 35 Bay Area media organizations. 2014 winners for overall excellence were South Bay Accent, First Place, Magazine/Trade Publications/Newsletters, India Currents, First Place, Digital Media, Palo Alto Weekly, First Place, Newspapers/Non-Daily, and The Press Democrat, First Place, Newspapers/Daily.

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