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SPJ NorCal, First Amendment Coalition Publish CPRA Response Template For Requesters Facing Delayed Access

For immediate release Contact: SPJ NorCal FOI Committee at spjnorcalfoi@gmail.com Some state and local entities in California have stopped responding to requests made under the Public Records Act amid changes to operations due to the COVID-19 health emergency. SPJ NorCal, along with the First Amendment Coalition and numerous other advocacy groups, issued a joint statement on March…

 

SPJ NorCal Joins FAC, Coalition Of Media Organizations To Urge Compliance With California Public Records Act

For immediate release Contact: SPJ NorCal FOI Committee at spjnorcalfoi@gmail.com In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, some government agencies in California have announced that they intend to stop responding to California Public Records Act requests until the crisis passes. There is no legal basis for this extraordinary step. The California Public Records Act, Gov. Code §…

 

SPJ NorCal Postpones March 19 James Madison Awards Dinner

Dear friends: The Society of Professional Journalists Northern California chapter has decided to postpone its annual James Madison Freedom of Information Awards dinner, which is organized by SPJ NorCal’s Freedom of Information Committee to honor organizations and individuals who have championed free speech and government transparency in the preceding year, due to public health concerns…

 

SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS’ NORCAL CHAPTER HONORS FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND FIRST AMENDMENT CHAMPIONS

Chapter’s Freedom of Information Committee to host 35th annual James Madison Awards Dinner Thursday evening, March 19, at Delancey Street Town Hall in San Francisco For immediate release Contact: SPJ NorCal FOI Committee at spjnorcalfoi@gmail.com  CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFORMATION SAN FRANCISCO — The James Madison Freedom of Information Awards recognize Northern California individuals and…

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR 2020 JAMES MADISON FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AWARDS

SPJ NorCal’s Freedom of Information has extended the contest deadline for the 2020 James Madison Awards to next Friday, January 10. Please go here to submit your nomination. *There is no contest entry fee.* See the 2019 winners here. For additional information, please e-mail the SPJ NorCal FOI Committee at spjnorcalfoi@gmail.com.