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Regarding the Senate and Assembly passage of AB5: Worker status for employees and independent contractors

We appreciate the very hard work that took place to craft AB5. As representatives of the Society of Professional Journalists Northern California chapter, we have a vested interest in how this legislation will affect our industry. Over the past few months, as we watched AB5 mature into its final form, we spoke with dozens of…

 

2019 Excellence in Journalism Awards Contest

NEW DEADLINE: 11:59 p.m. PT on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 — Aug. 29, 2019 Contact: 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…

 

EVENT: SPJ President J. Alex Tarquinio interviews journalist Bryan Carmody about the police raid on his home

Join SPJ National President J. Alex Tarquinio for a Q&A with journalist Bryan Carmody, whose home and newsroom were raided by San Francisco Police  When: 6 p.m. mixer, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. program on Tuesday, Aug. 13 Where: Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in San Francisco, 44 Montgomery St. Get there: Medill’s San…

 

SPJ NorCal’s Freedom of Information Committee Hosts Shield Law Panel

SPJ NorCal’s Freedom of Information Committee continued its series of educational workshops this week with a presentation on California’s Shield Law. The panel, hosted by the Berkeley Journalism School on July 23, drew Bay Area journalists, students and community members. Much of the discussion centered around the case of freelance journalist Bryan Carmody, whose home…

 

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…