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SPJ NorCal Condemns Killing, Targeting of Journalists Reporting on Gaza Conflict

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024 The Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists joins in condemning the killing of at least 85 journalists and media workers since Oct. 7. We call on the United States, the United Nations and its members, and other international judicial bodies to guarantee the safety of…

 

CALL FOR JAMES MADISON FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AWARDS NOMINATIONS FOR 2023 ACHIEVEMENTS

39th Annual Awards now accepting nominations of 2023 achievements!  DEADLINE: Friday, February 2, 2024, at 11:59 p.m., Pacific time.  We are accepting nominations for the James Madison Awards, recognizing the people and organizations of Northern California who have advanced freedom of information and expression through journalism, activism and the courts in 2023. Our chapter has hosted…

 

SPJ NorCal Honors 2023 Excellence in Journalism Award Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TUESDAY, Nov. 14, 2023 CONTACT: SPJ NorCal President Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez (415) 310-9964 or SPJ NorCal Vice President Ida Mojadad imojadad [at] gmail.com SAN FRANCISCO — The Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California chapter, selects Nate Gartrell as Journalist of the Year for his work at the Bay Area News Group —…

 

SPJ NorCal 2023 Excellence in Journalism Awards Contest

DEADLINE: 11:59 p.m. PT on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023 CONTEST WEBSITE: awards.spjnorcal.org Contact: spjnorcal@gmail.com / Ben Trefny (415) 290-2421 / Ida Mojadad imojadad@gmail.com 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…

 

Groups Urge Mendocino County to Repeal Unlawful Public Records Fee Ordinance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2023 Contact: Suzanne Ito, sito@firstamendmentcoalition.org, 916-996-2792 The First Amendment Coalition and ACLU of Northern California call on Mendocino County to repeal an unlawful ordinance that imposes high fees on public records requesters. In a letter sent Thursday, lawyers for FAC and the ACLU told members of the Mendocino County Board…