JAMES MADISON FOI AWARDS 2020 — CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

The Freedom of Information Committee of the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter presents its 35th Annual James Madison Sunshine and First Amendment Awards. Contact: FOI Committee Chairs Matt Drange and Aaron Field spjnorcalfoi@gmail.com The James Madison Awards recognize Northern California organizations and individuals who have made significant contributions to advancing freedom of information and/or expression…

 

SPJ NorCal Renews Call for Sacramento PD to Implement Policy Fix Affirming Journalists’ Newsgathering Rights

The Freedom of Information Committee of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Northern California Chapter calls on Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn to end delays in implementing promised changes to the department’s policy regarding journalists’ newsgathering rights during protests. In March, Sacramento police detained three journalists while they were reporting on a citizens’ protest over the…

 

SPJ-NorCal 2020 Census Reporting Seminar: Video and Recap

SPJ Norcal held a Census 2020 reporting seminar on Oct. 29, 2019. It was led by data expert Tyson Weister from the U.S. Census Bureau. And was co-hosted by SPJ NorCal, El Tecolote, and Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting. Find a video recap of the seminar here:     Tyson Weister is an expert…

 

2019 EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARD WINNERS

SPJ NORCAL HONORS 2019 EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARD WINNERS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TUESDAY, OCT. 29, 2019 CONTACT: Ben Trefny (415) 290-2421 or Lila LaHood (415) 846-5346 SAN FRANCISCO — The Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter, honors Joe Eskenazi of Mission Local as Journalist of the Year for the 34th Annual Excellence in Journalism…

 

SPJ NORCAL SEEKS CANDIDATES FOR SAN FRANCISCO SUNSHINE WATCHDOG PANEL

The Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter, seeks attorney candidates for a voting seat on San Francisco’s open-government watchdog commission, the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. The position is one of two whose holders are nominated by SPJ NorCal (the other is for a journalist). It was most recently held by attorney Matt Cate.  Interested?…