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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…

 

SPJ NORCAL SEEKS JOURNALIST FOR SUNSHINE ORDINANCE TASK FORCE

The Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter, is searching for a journalist for a voting seat on San Francisco’s open-government watchdog commission, the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force.  SPJ gained the nominating authority for this seat from New America Media (NAM) (which closed in 2017), a precursor to Ethnic Media Services (EMS).  This member will serve…

 

SPJ NORCAL HONORS TRANSPARENCY CHAMPIONS IN JAMES MADISON FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AWARDS

SPJ NorCal Honors First Amendment Champions with James Madison Freedom of Information Awards With its 38th annual James Madison Freedom of Information Awards, the Northern California Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists recognizes people and organizations whose work advances transparency, freedom of information and the public’s right to know. SPJ NorCal’s Freedom of Information…

 

SPJ NorCal Honors 2022 Excellence in Journalism Award Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Nov. 21, 2022 CONTACT: Ben Trefny (415) 290-2421, Ida Mojadad (714) 747-2440, Ramona Giwargis (408) 206-5327, or spjnorcal@gmail.com SAN FRANCISCO — For the upcoming 37th annual Excellence in Journalism Awards, the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California chapter, honors Michael Barba as Journalist of the Year for his work at The…

 

SPJ Approved Minutes

The approved minutes for the meetings by the Society of Professional Journalists Northern California Chapter can be found here. For minutes prior to 2021, contact spjnorcal@gmail.com.