and now, this brief interruption

June 14, 2011|Posted in: Uncategorized

Press Club Award for Alameda Writer

Alameda author, blogger and journalist Julia Park Tracey has been honored in the East Bay Press Club 2010 Excellence in Print Journalism Contest. Park Tracey took first place in the multimedia category for her 30-day coverage of “The June Food Stamp Challenge” in 2010. The EBPC announced results of its annual contest at an awards banquet held June 10 in downtown Oakland.
Park Tracey, founding editor and former publisher of the Alameda Sun, and her family lived on the amount of money people get on food stamps for a family of five for an entire month as part of a hunger awareness campaign by bloggers nationwide. She posted daily articles on her blog, Modern Muse.
“The author chronicled the adventure, throwing in tons of statistics, photos and outside sources, making a total of 32 posts that drew a great deal of comments,” according to judges’ comments.
The month-long series of posts can be read at

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Julia Park Tracey is an award-winning journalist, author, and blogger. She is the author of six books: three novels, one poetry collection, and two women's history. She was the Poet Laureate of Alameda, California, in 2014-17. She's also the conservatrix of The Doris Diaries, the diaries of her great-aunt Doris Bailey Murphy. She has a BA in journalism from San Francisco State University, and MA in Early 20th C. British Literature from Cal State Hayward. Julia's articles have appeared on Salon, Thrillist, Paste, Scary Mommy, Narratively, Yahoo News, Your Tango, and Sweatpants & Coffee. Her articles have also run in Redbook, Woman's Day, Country Living, House Beautiful, Town & Country, the San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland Magazine, Quill, and MadeLocal. She was the founding editor of weekly Alameda Sun and literary zine Red Hills Review. Her poetry has been in The East Bay Literary review, Postcard Poems, Americus Review, Cicada, Tiferet Review, and many others. Julia has been recognized several times by the San Francisco, East Bay and Peninsula Press Clubs as well as the California Newspaper Association for her blogging since 2003.



    June 14, 2011

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    Yay! Many congratulations! You did such a great job on that.


    Jon Spangler
    June 15, 2011

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    I am glad – and not surprised – that you won the award from your peers, Julia. Your readers seem to recognize your talents as a writer and a community leader, and I hope you collect many more awards that will do likewise…


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