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CALL FOR JAMES MADISON FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AWARD NOMINATIONS – DUE JANUARY 8

The Freedom of Information Committee of the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter, is opening its 36th Annual James Madison Freedom of Information Awards season for 2020 work Calling transparency advocates and open-records hounds: the awards season is open for the James Madison Awards, recognizing the people and organizations of Northern California who have made…

 

SPJ NorCal Invites San Jose Police to Meet About Media Relations at Protests, Condemns Reflective Vests

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE– The Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is heartened that the San Jose Police Department is looking to improve its treatment of journalists covering protests, and we acknowledge the difficult task of keeping protests safe. Still, issuing reflective vests or other clothing to reporters is not the way forward….

 

2020 Excellence in Journalism Awards Contest

NEW DEADLINE: 11:59 p.m. PT on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 Contact: spj.excellenceinjournalism@gmail.com or Lila LaHood (415) 846-5346 or Liz Enochs (415) 323-0220. What a year this has been. Here’s your chance to help our community honor and applaud the professional accomplishments of journalists in Northern California. Know a journalist who has done brilliant work over…

 

SPJ NorCal Seeks Journalist For Sunshine Ordinance Task Force

The Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter, is searching for a journalist for a voting seat on San Francisco’s open-government watchdog commission, the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force.  SPJ recently gained the nominating authority for this seat from New America Media, which closed in 2017.  This member will serve in the spirit of what NAM…

 

SPJ NorCal Condemns Attack on Shield Law Protections During George Floyd Protests

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— The Freedom of Information Committee of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Northern California chapter condemns a startling decision by a Washington state judge, ruling that news outlets including The Seattle Times must hand over footage and photos of Seattle protests to police. This alarming result occurred in spite of Washington State’s 2007…

 
 
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