48hills wins State Journalism Group awards


48hills has won four awards in the California Newspaper Publishers Association’s Better Newspapers competition for 2021.

The competition includes publications, print and digital, from across the state.

We won fourth place for overall excellence in our digital news category.

A story by Genevieve Quick about an art exhibit documenting the closed campus of the SF Arts Institute won fifth place for arts and entertainment coverage.

Peter-Astrid Kane’s article on their student loan nightmare won second place for best writing. The judges said:

Great topic, fascinating read. And original! I loved coins like “Coinstar-broken” and phrases like “…a real estate giant with some ancillary teaching duties”. The article discusses politics not to advocate any particular solution, but to impress upon readers just how serious this problem can be.

Tim Redmond’s article describing how attacks on progressive politics in San Francisco miss the mark won fifth place in this category. The judges said:

Very opinionated, and not all readers will agree, or one might expect – but the writing is strong enough to draw readers of any political leaning throughout.

We couldn’t do any of this without the support of our readers. If you want to help maintain this award-winning journalism, you can contribute here.

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