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The San Francisco Press Club’s 40th annual Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards were held at the Hilton SFO Airport Hotel on November 16.
India Currents magazine won a total of nine awards under various categories. Here are the winning entries:
Overall Excellence:Third Place: India Currents
Commentary: First Place: Nirupama Vaidhyanathan, “Why I will listen to Rush Limbaugh.”
Features: Second Place: A Community’s Concerns: From portrayals, representations to youth struggles by the following authors:
Geetika Pathania Jain, Erasing the Accent,
Vamsee Juluri – Does History Matter?
Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan – How Much Is Too Much? The Price of Pushing Kids to Attain Elite Status
Political: Third Place: Questions of Affiliation and Electoral Choices by the following authors:
Jaya Padmanabhan – It’s the Race Card, People!
Feature Story / Light Nature: Second Place: Ranjani Iyer Mohanty, “No Country for Gray People.”
At the awards ceremony, San Francisco Press Club President Antonia Ehlers said, “We are here to celebrate the exceptional work you do throughout the year. You do your best every day to tell your stories with honesty and integrity. This year, we had more entries for this contest than ever before. Your entries were judged by the press clubs of Milwaukee, San Diego, Orange County and Cleveland, and the judges certainly were impressed with your work!”
The crowd welcomed event emcee Tara Moriarty from KTVU news, 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient David Louie from ABC 7, and San Francisco Press Club Service Award recipient, radio legend Peter Cleveland.
The Bill Workman News Writer Award for the best daily news story was given to Michael Barba from The San Francisco Examiner. Workman’s wife, Marla Lowenthal, was also at the event.