Announcing the 2016 Sunshine Award, Plus Window and Wall Nominees

Please join SPJ in celebrating the Sunshine Award winner, as well as the Window and Wall nominees, on Wednesday, April 6 at Fifty Seven Degrees. We will toast the winners at a reception beginning at 6 p.m.

2016 Sunshine Award


The San Diego Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is proud to present Maksim Pecherskiy with its annual Sunshine Award for his work to create an open data portal at the city of San Diego. Sunshine Week celebrates the importance of open access, underscores the value of transparent government and reminds the public of their right to government information. As San Diego’s chief data officer, Pecherskiy has done all three.

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Get Graded at the 2016 Report Card on the Media Event

Credit: The San Diego Union-Tribune

From memories of TMZ cameras to touching tributes for thoughtful journalists to the infamous “800-pound man in fuzzy slippers” comment, we’ve had some memorable moments at our past Report Card events.

What will make news this year?

Come to this year’s Report Card on the Media on March 24 to find out. Our panelists were the subjects of big news stories this year, and this event is their chance to talk about what that was like.

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