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IC Wins 10 at the 2020 SF Press Club Awards!

This past year was challenging for us – adapting to changes with our medium of storytelling, turnover of the editorial staff, and limited resources for our nonprofit media company. This is not unheard of in our industry – and yet we push forth!

Because we must. Because of the desire to tell our stories. Because of our many willing collaborators. Because of our readers. Because our voices MUST be heard!

As I reviewed the articles we had curated in 2019 I realized that, despite the challenges, we were able to produce insightful and meaningful stories. My work and the work of countless others was validated as I saw the results of the San Francisco Press Club Awards 2020.

Jaya Padmanabhan, former IC Editor, wrote this on social media:

And my favorite magazine India Currents and dear friends Vandana Kumar, Meera Kymal and Nirupama Vaidhyanathan among a whole host of other writers (Sarita Sarvate) have walked off once again with well-deserved awards this year.

 

Vandana Kumar once told me years ago, “we’re like the little engine that could” at these award ceremonies, competing against Goliaths like Bloomberg, the Chronicle, and Examiner. Every year, every single year, IC and its little engine does us proud! So happy!

A huge shout out to the writers who choose to share their voices on our platform. Thank you!! 

The San Francisco Press Club’s Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards ceremony and dinner honor the outstanding work of Bay Area print, TV, radio, and digital media journalists, graphic designers, and photographers, as well as the work of documentary filmmakers and PR materials from nonprofits and corporations. The annual event is usually held in November but was hosted online this year. Find the video below!

India Currents Wins 10 Awards:

Digital Media: Overall Excellence

First Place: Vandana Kumar, “Can Public Charge Deny Your Green Card”  “Making of a Jihadi”, India Currents

Digital Media: Columns-News/Political

First Place: Meera Kymal, “Growing Political Power”, India Currents

Digital Media: Business/Technology Story

Second Place: Vandana Kumar, Sarita Sarvate, Rajesh Oza, Nirupama Vaidhyanathan, “This American Life of Mine”, India Currents

Digital Media: Feature Story / Light Nature

Third Place: Ranjani Rao, Nandini Patwardhan, Vandana Kumar, Nirupama Vaidhyanathan, “Desi Root’s Global Wings”, India Currents


Vandana Kumar has been the Editor for India Currents and is serving as the Publisher. 

India Currents Wins 8 Awards from the SF Press Club!

The San Francisco Press Club held its 42nd annual journalism awards dinner at the Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront Hotel in Burlingame on November 7, 2019. More than 100 journalists were recognized for their work in digital media, blogs, newspaper, magazine/trade publications and radio. Entries were judged by the journalism clubs in Milwaukee, New Orleans, San Diego and Cleveland.

The San Francisco Press Club’s Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards ceremony and dinner honors the outstanding work of Bay Area print, TV, radio and digital media journalists, graphic designers and photographers, as well as the work of documentary filmmakers and PR materials from nonprofits and corporations. 

This year the team at India Currents won 8 awards! The winning entries are here:

Digital Media–Blog/Commentary

Digital Media–Blog/Commentary

First Place: Nirupama Vaidhyanathan, Jaya Padmanabhan, “What Does Our Society Need?” India Currents  

https://indiacurrents.com/red-white-and-blue-and-the-hyphenated-american/

Second Place: Jaya Padmanabhan, “Vinod Khosla’s Illiberal Views on Education,” India Currents   

Digital Media–Columns: Features

First Place: Sarita  Sarvate, Swathi Ramprasad, Jaya  Padmanabhan, “Questions of Identity”, India Currents  

https://indiacurrents.com/metoo-not/

https://indiacurrents.com/a-race-to-admissions-the-harvard-story/

https://indiacurrents.com/god-save-the-queen-the-mercurial-alchemy-of-queens-lead-singer/

Digital Media–Columns-News/Political

First Place: Nirupama Vaidhyanathan, Nirupama Vaidhyanathan, Isha Trivedi, “Speaking Up”, India Currents  

https://indiacurrents.com/voting-quietly-do-you-know-how-to-do-that-i-do/

https://indiacurrents.com/how-does-one-respond-to-the-us-president/

https://indiacurrents.com/what-does-17-mean/

NBC Bay Area Senior Investigative Reporter Stephen Stock was the keynote speaker and spoke about the news media’s role in bringing important information to light. Kathi Duffel, a journalism teacher at Bear Creek High School in Stockton, and her student Bailey Kirkeby were presented a First Amendment Award for their bravery and commitment to the core principles of journalism. The Bill Workman News Writer Award was presented to Michael Barba of the San Francisco Examiner, making this his second time to be honored with the Workman award.

For a complete list of winners, check out: https://sfpressclub.org/2019/11/08/2019-dinner-award-winners/