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CALL FOR JAMES MADISON FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AWARD NOMINATIONS – DUE JANUARY 8

The Freedom of Information Committee of the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter, is opening its 36th Annual James Madison Freedom of Information Awards season for 2020 work Calling transparency advocates and open-records hounds: the awards season is open for the James Madison Awards, recognizing the people and organizations of Northern California who have made…

 

SPJ NORCAL JAMES MADISON AWARDS PODCAST CELEBRATES JOURNALIST DAVID WEIR AND FIRST AMENDMENT CHAMPIONS

The Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is thrilled to release an audio tribute to its 35th Annual James Madison Award winners.  sounderbounder · SPJ NorCal 2020 James Madison Awards Podcast Each year, the Freedom of Information Committee of SPJ NorCal honors our region’s journalists, attorneys, educators, public officials, whistleblowers and activists…

 

SPJ NORCAL TO HOST SHIELD LAW TRAINING JUNE 2 AT 11:30 A.M., FEATURING LEGAL EXPERTS AND BUZZFEED REPORTER RYAN MAC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Join SPJ NorCal for a virtual workshop on journalist shield law protections with a panel of legal experts and Ryan Mac, the San Francisco-based BuzzFeed reporter who faced subpoenas in a federal defamation suit involving Elon Musk. Register here:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KhGA6ecaS7Ooa0jdjsD6GA   Ryan Mac’s case followed another challenge to shield law protections…

 

SPJ NORCAL JOINS FIRST AMENDMENT COALITION TO PROTECT PRESS FREEDOM ONE YEAR AFTER POLICE RAID ON JOURNALIST

One year ago this week, San Francisco police conducted a raid on journalist Bryan Carmody, a widely condemned attack on press freedom and a plain violation of California’s shield law protections. State and federal law protects journalists from having to disclose their sources or any unpublished information collected during newsgathering to the government — and…

 

SPJ NorCal Announces Guest Speaker and Live Auction Items for March 19 James Madison Awards Dinner

For immediate release Contact: SPJ NorCal FOI Committee at spjnorcalfoi@gmail.com CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFORMATION SPJ NorCal is pleased to welcome Lowell Bergman, Emeritus Reva and David Logan Distinguished Chair in Investigative Journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, as a featured speaker at this month’s 35th annual James Madison Freedom of Information awards dinner. Bergman’s illustrious…

 
 
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