Public Press Reporters Win Excellence in Journalism Awards

4 people from The Veritas Tenants Association

Noah Arroyo/San Francisco Public Press

The San Francisco Public Press received awards from the Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for health reporting and community journalism, including coverage of the Veritas Tenants Association’s efforts to negotiate a rent-relief package for tenants who faced COVID-19 financial hardships.

San Francisco Public Press reporters were among the winners announced by the Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for its 37th annual Excellence in Journalism Awards.

Viji Sundaram won a health reporting award for three stories from “Coercive Control: Abuse That Leaves No Marks,” a series about expanding the definition of domestic abuse in California and its uneven application in family court.

Madison Alvarado and former Public Press reporter Noah Arroyo won a community journalism award for their reporting on rent debtpublic housing conditionspower outages on Treasure Island and tenant organizing rights in San Francisco.

Join us in congratulating Viji, Madison and Noah!

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