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“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…

 

SPJ NorCal Honors 2020 Excellence in Journalism Award Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3, 2021 CONTACT: Ben Trefny (415) 290-2421 or Lila LaHood (415) 846-5346 SAN FRANCISCO — The Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California chapter, honors Otis R. Taylor Jr. as Journalist of the Year for his work at the San Francisco Chronicle, for the 35th Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards. The…

 

CALL FOR JAMES MADISON FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AWARD NOMINATIONS

IMPORTANT UPDATE, January 18, 2021: The deadline for the student category and the Beverly Kees Educator Award categories has been extended until Monday, January 25, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. Please make your nominations here.   The Freedom of Information Committee of the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter, is opening its 36th Annual James Madison…

 

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….

 
 
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