FOI

SPJ NorCal Joins Coalition Urging California Courts To Ensure Public Access Amid COVID-19 Emergency

The First Amendment Coalition and 10 other advocacy organizations, including SPJ NorCal, called on the California judiciary today to recognize  the public’s First Amendment right of access to court proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Courts across California are halting proceedings, restricting access to buildings and holding some hearings telephonically, raising concerns that members of the…

 

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…

 

SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS’ NORCAL CHAPTER HONORS FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND FIRST AMENDMENT CHAMPIONS

Chapter’s Freedom of Information Committee to host 35th annual James Madison Awards Dinner Thursday evening, March 19, at Delancey Street Town Hall in San Francisco For immediate release Contact: SPJ NorCal FOI Committee at spjnorcalfoi@gmail.com  CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFORMATION SAN FRANCISCO — The James Madison Freedom of Information Awards recognize Northern California individuals and…

 

SPJ NorCal’s Freedom of Information Committee Hosts Shield Law Panel

SPJ NorCal’s Freedom of Information Committee continued its series of educational workshops this week with a presentation on California’s Shield Law. The panel, hosted by the Berkeley Journalism School on July 23, drew Bay Area journalists, students and community members. Much of the discussion centered around the case of freelance journalist Bryan Carmody, whose home…

 

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…