SFBay earns top digital photo, multimedia honors

The San Francisco Press Club honored outstanding Bay Area journalism and journalists Thursday night, including nine awards for SFBay photography, video and writing.

SFBay earned five first-place awards, including two for photography by SFBay Director of Photography Scot Tucker. A video by SFBay Multimedia Editor Dayvon Dunaway, Cierra Webb and Jesse Garnier on Cam Newton signing a jersey for the mother of a cancer victim at Super Bowl 50 received first-place honors for digital media videography.

Aaron Levy-Wolins also received first-place recognition for his photo story on Muni’s overnight cable car maintenance workers. And for the fourth-straight year, a selection of SFBay headlines were recognized as the best overall in the digital media category.

Berkeleyside won first place for overall excellence in the digital media category, and the San Francisco Examiner was named best daily newspaper for 2016.

A complete list of 2017 winners is available on the San Francisco Press Club website.

SFBay staff honored with digital media awards

Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers play by play announcer Vin Scully stands during a rendition of Take Me Out to the Ballgame in the seventh inning as the Los Angeles Dodgers face the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Scully is set to retire after 67 years behind the microphone.

Muni mechanic Christopher Chong, left, hits a portion of cable with two large mallets to straighten it while the rest of his team pulls the cable tight at the Cable Car Barn in San Francisco.

Giants center fielder Gregor Blanco evades the tag by Padres catcher Derek Norris in the third inning of San Francisco’s 8-2 win over San Diego Tuesday night.

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (17) can’t grasp a pass in the second half as the New York Jets face the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday, December 11, 2016.

San Francisco Giants center fielder Gregor Blanco (7) can’t reach a Bryant home run in the ninth inning as the Chicago Cubs face the San Francisco Giants in game 3 of the NLDS at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, October 10, 2016.