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California Supreme Court Accepts Amicus Briefs on Behalf of SPJ NorCal, Others

The California Supreme Court has accepted an amicus brief on behalf of SPJ NorCal and the Pacific Media Workers Guild in the case National Lawyers Guild v. City of Hayward, which has ramifications for the cost which public agencies can legally charge requesters for electronic records. The brief, authored by attorney Christine Peek, a partner at…

 

CELL PHONE SURVEILLANCE OF FREELANCE JOURNALIST BRYAN CARMODY DEEPENS PRESS FREEDOM CONCERNS ABOUT JEFF ADACHI LEAK INVESTIGATION

SAN FRANCISCO – SPJ NorCal’s Freedom of Information Committee denounces the San Francisco Police Department’s wide-ranging surveillance of freelance journalist Bryan Carmody. On May 31, Carmody disclosed yet another warrant that San Francisco police obtained on March 1, more than two months before they raided Carmody’s home and newsroom. Carmody has since disclosed two additional…

 

SPJ NorCal Condemns Search of Freelancer Bryan Carmody as Attack on First Amendment

SAN FRANCISCO — SPJ NorCal’s Freedom of Information Committee condemns the recent raid by law enforcement of freelance journalist Bryan Carmody, in an apparent attempt to identify the confidential source who provided Carmody with a copy of a police report detailing the circumstances of former San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi’s death. During the search,…

 

SPJ Norcal to host panel on Journalists in Content Strategy, Comms and Marketing

Please join SPJ Norcal for a panel discussion at Northwestern University, San Francisco’s Medill School of Journalism with journalists who also work in communications, marketing or content strategy – full-time or as freelancers. Our panelists will discuss their career paths and balancing journalism and non-journalism work – from both practical and ethical perspectives, and more….

 

Deadline extended for 2019 James Madison Freedom of Information Awards

SPJ NorCal’s Freedom of Information has extended the contest deadline for the 2019 James Madison Awards to Friday, January 11. *Please go here to submit your nomination. There is no contest entry fee.* See the 2018 winners here. For additional information, please e-mail the SPJ NorCal FOI Committee at spjnorcalfoi@gmail.com.