FOI

SPJ-NorCal Demands Investigation into Arrest of Journalist Jeremy Portje in Sausalito

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — SPJ-NorCal joins the First Amendment Coalition in sending a letter today to Marin County and Sausalito city officials, warning of potential violations of federal and state law in the arrest of journalist Jeremy Portje last week. Mr. Portje was filming at a homeless encampment in Sausalito on November 30, when he…

 

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…

 

“I stood up for the truth” Media Rights Attorney James Chadwick Wins SPJ-NorCal Career Award

James Chadwick is a media and First Amendment attorney who has for thirty years fought successfully against censorship and to uphold journalists’ right to investigate how government agencies, officials and employees are conducting the people’s business. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chadwick represented Mother Jones magazine in a legal fight against attempted censorship…

 

SPJ NorCal Honors First Amendment Champions in James Madison Freedom of Information Awards

The Northern Chapter of the Society Professional Journalists announces its 36th Annual James Madison Freedom of Information Awards, recognizing the people and organizations of Northern California who have made significant contributions to advancing freedom of information and expression in the spirit of James Madison, the creative force behind the First Amendment. SPJ NorCal presents these…

 

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…