At the 39th Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards hosted by the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club on Oct. 1, El Tecolote—the Bay Area’s premier Latino bilingual community newspaper—won eight awards. More than 100 journalists representing 29 media organizations throughout the greater Bay Area’s 11 counties participated in the contest.
El Tecolote’s photo editor Mabel Jiménez won first place in the “Blog/Commentary” category for her opinion piece on the murder of Mexican photojournalist Ruben Espinosa. El Tecolote cartoonist Gustavo Reyes won second place in “Editorial Cartoons” for his illustration accompanying the winning opinion piece on Espinosa. In the “Photography Series” category, El Tecolote photographers Joel Angel Juarez, Manuel Orbegozo and Drago Renteria won third place for their Día de los Muertos 2015 coverage.
Competing as a “non-daily newspaper,” El Tecolote’s staff won third place in the “Editorial” category for the editorial supporting Galería de la Raza after their LGBTQ mural was vandalized. In the “Light Feature” category, El Tecolote contributor Maria Antonieta Mejía won second place for her feature on astronaut Jose Hernandez. For “Serious Feature,” El Tecolote editor-in-chief Alexis Terrazas placed third for his story on the vandalized “Por Vida” mural at Galería de la Raza.
In “Page Design,” El Tecolote’s Alexis Terrazas, Mabel Jiménez, Atticus Morris and Katie Beas won third place for their March 25, 2015 front page highlighting the rampant fires in the Mission. In “Sports Feature,” Terrazas placed first for his story on Latina immigrant squash player Reyna Pacheco.
For a complete list of awards, please visit: sfppc.blogspot.com/2016/10/here-are-winners-of-2016-greater-bay.html
Story by: Staff