The prestigious San Diego Press Club held its annual awards dinner last night in Mission Valley, and for a 2nd straight year, San Diego Rostra and Gayle Falkenthal received multiple honors. Gayle took home a 1st Place for Daily Newspapers & Websites, Headline Writing, and SD Rostra a 2nd Place for Website News and Opinion. (The 1st-place site discusses Real Estate, so it’s fair to say SD Rostra is top-rated again among the Politically themed websites). This award honors our whole Blog Pen, with the most-active authors specified by name: Barry Jantz, Gayle Falkenthal, Jim Sills, Richard Rider and Bradley Fikes.
Gayle Falkenthal’s SD Rostra column, “Art, Schmart” took a 2nd place in Newspapers & Websites: Essay/ Commentary/Opinion, and another Falkenthal Rostra commentary won a 3rd Place for the Humor Writing category.
Among the creative 1st-Place Headlines which Gayle wrote for SD Rostra are these memorable examples:
* “Fool Us Once, Shame on You / Fool Us Twice and It’s Called Governing”
* “When Life Hands You Harry Baals, Make Lemonade”
* “Heidi Klum’s Take on The San Diego Mayor’s Race”
Gayle Falkenthal also shared another 1st Place for the series “Training to Build” which was published in the San Diego Transcript (Special Interest category).
The entire list of Press Club honorees can be found at the SD Press Club’s website: www.sdpressclub.org
Congratulations to all.