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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…

 

2021 Excellence in Journalism Awards Contest

DEADLINE: 11:59 p.m. PT on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 Contact: spj.excellenceinjournalism@gmail.com or Lila LaHood (415) 846-5346 or Liz Enochs (415) 323-0220. Know a journalist who has done brilliant work over the past year? Someone who does whatever it takes to get the story, photo or video? Whose dedication to our craft is second to none?…

 

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.

 

“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…