For its 35th Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards, the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California chapter, recognized Public Press reporter Brian Howey with an Ongoing Coverage award for his reporting and critique of San Francisco’s systems supporting the homeless during the coronavirus pandemic, including:
- “43% of Emergency Hygiene Facilities for S.F. Homeless Lack Essentials”
- “City Kills Plan for Mass Coronavirus Testing in S.F. Homeless Shelters”
- “Complaints From Neighbors Now Driving City’s Response to Homeless Camps”
- “Behind the Tent Flap: Voices From the Streets of the Tenderloin”
- “Shelter Ejects Clients for Violating New Coronavirus-Related Restrictions”
Judges also honored Public Press Managing Editor Liz Enochs with an award for Explanatory Journalism for “Cities at turning point: Will upzoning ease housing inequalities or build on zoning’s racist legacy?” which she wrote for Shareable.
The awards contest honored reporting produced from July 2019 through June 2020. Read about all of the Northern California award winners.