The Daily Planet won two awards in the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club’s 2008 annual Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards dinner, held June 6 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foster City.
Justin DeFreitas won another first place for editorial cartooning for all categories (daily papers, weeklies and magazines) and third place in the “Entertainment Review” category for non-daily newspapers for his review of Shine a Light, Martin Scorsese’s Rolling Stones concert film.
Daily Planet freelancer John Geluardi won several awards for his work for SF Weekly, taking first place in three categories: “Feature Story of Light Nature,” “Feature Story of Serious Nature,” and “Analysis.”
Bay Area print journalists, photographers, radio and television personnel and public relations professionals were presented with 165 awards of excellence for their work in 2008.
The awards span the 11 counties of the Greater Bay Area. Awards were presented in in 67 categories. Entries were judged by the Bakersfield Press Club, Florida Press Club, Milwaukee Press Club, the Press Club of New Orleans, and the Press Club of Southeast Texas and the San Diego Press Club.