Patch: ‘The most significant media organization’ in the U.S.

“Patch is the most significant media organization in the nation, bar none,” declares Patch chief content officer Rachel Feddersen.

Read the full memo after the jump.

From: Rachel Feddersen
Date: Sun, May 20, 2012 at 6:03 PM
Subject: Re: Congrats to our winners of the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club awards!
To: Felicia Mello
Cc: Marcia, Edit West, Janine Iamunno, Jon Brod

HUGE congratulations! I am so thrilled by this win. Marcia, as discussed on Friday, this is the kind of thing that helps cement what we all know: that Patch is the most significant media organization in the nation, bar none.

On Sun, May 20, 2012 at 9:37 AM, Marcia wrote:
Join me in congratulating our colleagues, Charles, Emilie, Stacie, Aaron, Brad, Drew, Rachel, Scott, and Lisen, who were honored at last night’s San Francisco Peninsula Press Club’s 35th annual Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards.

The winners were selected from 440 entries from media professionals in the 11 Greater Bay Area counties. Awards honored work done in 2011. Entries were judged by the Press Clubs of Bakersfield, Cleveland, Florida, Milwaukee, New Orleans and San Diego.

I am very proud of the great work and the recognition you and Patch received by our industry. We are competing in a major media market. Even more important is the passion, commitment, long hours, and enthusiasm you and the rest of our team bring to your work every day covering and connecting with your communities and helping Patch build a beloved and a sustainable business.


Overall Excellence-Broadband Only
FIRST PLACE, Redwood City Patch, “,” Stacie Chan
SECOND PLACE, Albany Patch, “,”Emilie Raguso

News Story
SECOND PLACE, Patch, “No Harbor Police the Day of Brutal Kind Grind Rape,” Brad Kava, Santa Cruz Patch

Feature Story of a Light Nature
FIRST PLACE, Patch, “El Cerrito Nicknamed ‘Little Taipei’,”Charles Burress, El Cerrito Patch

Feature Story of a Serious Nature
SECOND PLACE, Patch, “In Wake of Shooting, Children’s Play Gone From Eighth Lane,”
Drew Himmelstein, South San Francisco Patch

Sports Story
FIRST PLACE, Patch, “Mr. All-Everything: Meet Menlo’s Dylan Mayer,” Scott Campbell, a former long time sports editor for Patch in Silicon Valley and the Peninsula

FIRST PLACE, Patch, “Take-Out 2.0: Gobble Offers ‘Peer-to-Peer Lasagna’,” Rachel Stern, our Silicon Valley ALE

Multi Media/Interactivity
SECOND PLACE, Patch, “A Tribute to Steve Jobs (1955-2011),” Aaron Selverston, Palo Alto Patch

FIRST PLACE, Patch, “My Neighbor, Steve Jobs,” Lisen Stromberg, a blogger on Palo Alto Patch

Cheers, Marcia
Marcia Parker
West Coast Editorial Director, Patch
333 Bush St., 23rd floor
San Francisco, CA 94104