FOI

SPJ NORCAL APPLAUDS CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT FOR BOOSTING ACCESS TO POLICE BODY CAMERA FOOTAGE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE– In a victory for transparency advocates, the California Supreme Court held in a decision this week that public agencies cannot charge requesters for the redaction of electronic public records like police body camera footage.  SPJ NorCal submitted a brief in the case, arguing that such fees discriminate against freelancers and individuals without…

 

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 AND COALITION OF MEDIA, TRANSPARENCY ADVOCATES URGE SAN FRANCISCO MAYOR LONDON BREED TO RESTORE RIGHTS UNDER SUNSHINE ORDINANCE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO — The Northern California Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (“SPJ NorCal”), the First Amendment Coalition, the Pacific Media Workers Guild, the California News Publishers Association, San Franciscans for Sunshine and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press urge San Francisco Mayor London Breed to rescind the recent…

 

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…

 
 
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