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SPJ NorCal Honors First Amendment Attorney James Wheaton For Defending Press Freedom

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 16, 2022 The Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists honors First Amendment attorney James Wheaton with its Norwin S. Yoffie Career Achievement award, part of our chapter’s James Madison Freedom of Information Awards.  James Wheaton is a longtime cornerstone of the Bay Area’s First Amendment community. He co-founded the…

 

SPJ NorCal Honors Transparency Champions in James Madison Freedom of Information Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 16, 2022 SAN FRANCISCO – The Northern California Chapter of the Society Professional Journalists announces its 37th Annual James Madison Freedom of Information Awards, recognizing people and organizations who have made significant contributions to advancing freedom of information and expression in the spirit of James Madison, the creative force behind the…

 

SPJ NorCal Honors 2021 Excellence in Journalism Award Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THURSDAY, JAN. 27, 2022 CONTACT: Ben Trefny (415) 290-2421 or Lila LaHood (415) 846-5346 SAN FRANCISCO — The Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California chapter, honors Alexandria Bordas as Journalist of the Year for her work at the San Francisco Chronicle, for the 36th Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards. Bordas is being…

 

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?…

 
 
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