Events

Video: Excellence in Journalism Awards Ceremony

The Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists hosted the 2020 Excellence in Journalism Awards Ceremony remotely on March 24, 2021. Watch the video of the ceremony here or on YouTube, and see the original awards announcement for a complete list of the award recipients.

 

CALL FOR JAMES MADISON FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AWARD NOMINATIONS

IMPORTANT UPDATE, January 18, 2021: The deadline for the student category and the Beverly Kees Educator Award categories has been extended until Monday, January 25, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. Please make your nominations here.   The Freedom of Information Committee of the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter, is opening its 36th Annual James Madison…

 

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 State and federal law protects journalists from having to disclose their sources or any unpublished information collected during newsgathering to the government — and…

 
 
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