Awards

SPJ NorCal Honors First Amendment Attorney James Wheaton For Defending Press Freedom

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 16, 2022 The Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists honors First Amendment attorney James Wheaton with its Norwin S. Yoffie Career Achievement award, part of our chapter’s James Madison Freedom of Information Awards.  James Wheaton is a longtime cornerstone of the Bay Area’s First Amendment community. He co-founded the…

 

SPJ NorCal Honors Transparency Champions in James Madison Freedom of Information Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 16, 2022 SAN FRANCISCO – The Northern California Chapter of the Society Professional Journalists announces its 37th Annual James Madison Freedom of Information Awards, recognizing people and organizations who have made significant contributions to advancing freedom of information and expression in the spirit of James Madison, the creative force behind the…

 

SPJ NorCal Honors 2021 Excellence in Journalism Award Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THURSDAY, JAN. 27, 2022 CONTACT: Ben Trefny (415) 290-2421 or Lila LaHood (415) 846-5346 SAN FRANCISCO — The Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California chapter, honors Alexandria Bordas as Journalist of the Year for her work at the San Francisco Chronicle, for the 36th Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards. Bordas is being…

 

Call For James Madison Freedom of Information Awards Nominations for 2021 Work

37th Annual Awards now accepting nominations of 2021 work  DEADLINE:  Saturday, December 11, 2021, at 11:59 p.m., Pacific time. To include material from December, only work from December may be submitted until January 7, 2022, at 11:59 p.m., Pacific time.    We are accepting nominations for the James Madison Awards, recognizing the people and organizations of…

 

2021 Excellence in Journalism Awards Contest

DEADLINE: 11:59 p.m. PT on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 Contact: spj.excellenceinjournalism@gmail.com or Lila LaHood (415) 846-5346 or Liz Enochs (415) 323-0220. Know a journalist who has done brilliant work over the past year? Someone who does whatever it takes to get the story, photo or video? Whose dedication to our craft is second to none?…