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Alec Scott worked with Via editor (and BATW member) Whitney Phaneuf for a Nov. feature on an epic architectural road-trip, seeing mid-century modern buildings around the West. Read it here. Note the magazine used three of Alec’s photos.

“I was happy they used three of my photos,” says Alec. “And Whitney gave it a great, deft edit — when a piece comes down in length, as they often must, and, as the writer,  you don’t notice what’s missing, that’s a good sign. I also worked with Destination reps around the West, in Phoenix, Palm Springs, San Diego, LA, Santa Barbara (the excellent former journo Karna Hughes), SLO, Monterey and Sacramento. This crazy new Wes Anderson-style reno of an old hotel in San Diego is worth some more sustained coverage than I could give it … After a shut-in period, so nice to get on the road again.”


Ginny Prior worked with BATW member and Diablo Magazine editor Deborah Kirk on the December cover story on Winter Fun in the Sierra. Two of Ginny’s favorite winter destinations were featured, and Ginny worked with BATW corporate members Laurie Armstrong Gossy and Molly Blaisdell on the photos and fact-checking for those properties. Read the piece here.

Ginny’s latest travel column in the Bay Area NewsGroup papers is a tale of two tasty coastal cities. Read it here.


April Orcutt‘s story “Where to Watch Next Year’s Total Solar Eclipse” ran on luxe on Oct. 16. Read it here. April also spoke about journalism and eclipses at the American Astronomical Society’s Solar Eclipse Planning Workshop in San Antonio, Texas, in late September.

Nowhere Magazine published Rosie Cohan’s story “Reconciliation” about her work in post-war Kosovo. You can also read it on the BATW Magazine site,


Diane Covington-Carter’s story on Sun Valley, “A Resort for All Seasons,” appeared in the Fall issue of Wine, Dine and Travel, an award-winning travel publication.


Corporate Member Jennifer Sweeney is now representing Coursey Graves Estate Winery in Sonoma Valley. The Winemaker Cabell Coursey focuses on French varietals, while the hillside vineyards and beautiful gardens are straight out of a Monet painting. Visit for more information.


Between venturing to Calgary for a business travel trade magazine and scouring the underbelly of his hometown for Metro Silicon Valley, Gary Singh recently wrote a wildly successful book review for Alta at

and covered the Heart of Zen show at the Asian Art Museum for SF/Arts:

His regular work for IEEE Computer Graphics also continued:

On February 12, 2024, History Press will publish Gary’s next local sports book, The Unforgettable San Jose Earthquakes: Momentous Stories On & Off the Field, featuring 50 years of gonzo-in-retrospect observations. Pre-order should be available by the time you read this.





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