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Posts Tagged ‘Joe Eskenazi’

SF Weekly Cover Story Wins Newhouse Mirror Prize

At today’s S.I. Newhouse School Mirror Awards luncheon at Cipriani 42 in New York City, one of the Syracuse University winners was SF Weekly staff writer Joe Eskenazi. He took home the impressive sounding prize of Best Single Article/Digital Media for his October 2012 feature “Top 5 Ways Bleacher Report Rules the World!”

Eskenazi’s look at the evolution The Huffington Post of sports was and remains a great cover story. It starts off with a couple of peripheral references framing the company’s 2012 efforts to add full-time salaries and respectability to the unpaid blogger mix:

During a meeting in New York City, an executive at one of the nation’s largest sports media companies quipped that Bleacher Report’s new strategy was akin to spritzing a little room deodorizer after leaving a steaming deposit in the toilet and failing to flush. An attendee recalls everyone laughing uproariously.

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2013 Mirror Awards Finalists Named

The 2013 Mirror Awards finalists have been announced. The awards highlight excellence in media reporting. The winners will be announced Wednesday, June 5, at Cipriani. Congrats to all those nominated.

Best Single Article – Traditional/Legacy Media

Best Single Article – Digital Media

SF Media Miffed They Got Shut Out of San Bruno…LAT Got In Though

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Joe Eskenazi at SFWeekly writes:

It would be hard to begrudge San Bruno police for moving to keep non-emergency personnel out of the neighborhood impacted by last week’s blast and fire. On Friday, police declared the incinerated areas a “crime scene,” which severely restricted access.

Again, a hard move to bemoan. And yet, by using the designation “crime” and not “disaster,” media access to the neighborhood has been largely curtailed.

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