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DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR 2020 JAMES MADISON FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AWARDS

SPJ NorCal’s Freedom of Information has extended the contest deadline for the 2020 James Madison Awards to next Friday, January 10. Please go here to submit your nomination. *There is no contest entry fee.* See the 2019 winners here. For additional information, please e-mail the SPJ NorCal FOI Committee at spjnorcalfoi@gmail.com.

 

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 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?…

 

SPJ NorCal To Host Shield Law panel at UC Berkeley Journalism School — July 23

SPJ NorCal’s Freedom of Information Committee is hosting a workshop on California’s Shield Law. When: Tuesday, July 23 at 6:30pm Where: UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Come learn about what the law does and doesn’t cover, as well as examples of how it has been applied with real-world cases. The recent detention and search…