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Former Almanac reporter wins education reporting award

Original post made on Jan 17, 2019

The California School Boards Association has named former Almanac reporter Barbara Wood a recipient of its inaugural Golden Quill Award for fair, insightful and accurate education reporting.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, January 17, 2019, 10:35 AM

Comments (7)

Posted by George Rodericks
a resident of Atherton: other
on Jan 17, 2019 at 10:53 am

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Posted by Erin Glanville
a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Jan 17, 2019 at 12:53 pm

Congratulations Barbara-- this is a well-deserved honor. You have done an important and professional job.

Posted by Jon Castor
a resident of Woodside: Woodside Heights
on Jan 17, 2019 at 1:53 pm

Jon Castor is a registered user.

Well deserved! Honest fair and reliable local journalism is so important. Barbara made it happen. And continues to make it happen for us in her correspondent role.

Posted by Citizen
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jan 18, 2019 at 8:59 am

Almanac....thanks for removing my post. You are a member of the 1st Amendment Club.... NOT....

Posted by Whine Whine Whine
a resident of another community
on Jan 18, 2019 at 2:04 pm

@Citizen -- You obviously slept through civics class in high school.

The government CANNOT restrict your right to free speech. A private entity like the Almanac CAN restrict what it allows on its platforms.

And considering the hostile tone of your deleted post, as well as your response, the Almanac had every right to do so.

Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Jan 18, 2019 at 5:12 pm

Here’s why this award is troubling. Many matters before this or any school board are controversial. There’s usually two sides to every story. The people on one side of these stories are giving her an award for reporting things just the way they wanted it. Many news organizations pride themselves on fairly reporting BOTH sides of a story. By getting both sides of the story, you may not win an award from the school board but you will have performed a far more valuable service than simply serving as the district’s unofficial spokeswoman or cheerleader. (And, censor, I can see that you and the paper’s owner in Palo Alto have a thin skin. You dish it out but can’t take it. If you believe in intellectual honesty, don’t delete this comment.)

Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jan 18, 2019 at 10:45 pm

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

Anonymous - You are correct - balanced reporting is the holy grail of good journalism. The Golden Quill award is not given for balanced journalism

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