Indica News Honored By San Francisco Press Club With Three Awards

Featured & Cover Indica News Honored By San Francisco Press Club With Three Awards (Indica News)

A news and analysis outlet for India and Indian American community-related news — indica News — was honored yet again at the 46th annual San Francisco Press Club Awards. Among its many wins is the first place in ‘Digital Media: Business/Technology Story’ category.

Considered one of the most prestigious awards in San Francisco, the Journalistic Excellence Awards gala was held December 13 at the San Francisco Elks Lodge, California. These three awards take indica‘s tally at the San Francisco Press Club awards to four

Jha won first place in Digital Media: Business/Technology for her story headlined: “California 10th-grader develops AI system to help specially-abled people safely cross roads.”

“Such honors are gratifying and give hope, no matter whether you are a startup or a small media outlet. Real impactful stories are always recognized,” said Jha. She thanked the jury members, the community, and indica’s supporters.

In second place for the same category was Bloomberg’s Ian King, Debby Wu for, ‘The Chip War’. Julie Zigoris was honored with third place for her story, ‘The Gap, One of SF’s Iconic Businesses, Has Come Undone’ in The San Francisco Standard. An Honorable Mention was given to MarketWatch‘s Jeremy Owens and Therese Poletti for their story ‘Corporate profit is at a level well beyond what we have ever seen, and it’s expected to keep growing’.

Jha, an experienced reporter and editor, says her work in various areas of reporting has helped her stay aware and being able to remain prepared to deal with any situation whether it is politics, election coverage, business, technology, immigration, student issues, or community stories.

She won two other awards. Under the ‘Digital Media: Profile’ category, she won second prize for the story headlined: ‘Indian American teen Indeever Madireddy on how he sequenced the angelfish genome’.

She also won third prize in Digital Profile category for a story headlined, ‘Can’t have caste denial and bigotry in the U.S. anymore: Dalit rights activist Thenmozhi’.

The San Francisco Press Club had announced in November that it had received a record 544 entries for its 46th annual awards gala. This is the third time in a row the SF Press Club broke its previous record.

Competing media outlets include:

National/International: Associated Press, The Athletic, BBC, Bloomberg, CBS News, El Tecolote, Epoch Times, Financial Times, Fox News, Gizmodo, Indica News, Insider, LinkedIn News, MarketWatch, Mashable, Politico, Re/Code, Reuters, The Nation, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Univision, USA Today, VentureBeat

Local print/online: Contra Costa Times, Mission Local, Oakland Tribune, Palo Alto Daily Post, Sacramento Bee, San Francisco Chronicle, SF Gate, San Francisco Business Journal, San Francisco Bay Times, San Francisco Standard, San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley Business Journal, Bay City News. TV: KBWB, KCSM, KICU, KGO, KNTV, KOFY, KPIX, KRON, KSTS, KTVU. Radio: KALW, KFTY, KHMB, KPFA, KQED, KSFO, Sing Tao Chinese Radio

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