Two San Francisco Public Press investigations received 2015 Excellence in Journalism Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter.
“Creative Solutions to San Francisco’s Housing Crisis,” the Public Press’s summer 2014 cover story exploring nine answers to the city’s housing woes, received the Explanatory Journalism Award in the print/text small division. Judges praised the investigation’s “exceptional effort” in researching potential solutions, noting the Public Press’s crowdsourcing summit — “Hack the Housing Crisis” — inspired many of the report’s ideas.
Winter 2015 cover story “Choice is Resegregating Public Schools” received the Investigative Journalism Award in the print/text small division. The sweeping, data-driven inquiry into the increasing racial segregation in San Francisco public schools sparked broad media and civic discussion.