SPJ NorCal Joins Coalition Urging California Courts To Ensure Public Access Amid COVID-19 Emergency

The First Amendment Coalition and 10 other advocacy organizations, including SPJ NorCal, called on the California judiciary today to recognize  the public’s First Amendment right of access to court proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Courts across California are halting proceedings, restricting access to buildings and holding some hearings telephonically, raising concerns that members of the…

 

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…

 

SPJ NorCal Announces Guest Speaker and Live Auction Items for March 19 James Madison Awards Dinner

For immediate release Contact: SPJ NorCal FOI Committee at spjnorcalfoi@gmail.com CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFORMATION SPJ NorCal is pleased to welcome Lowell Bergman, Emeritus Reva and David Logan Distinguished Chair in Investigative Journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, as a featured speaker at this month’s 35th annual James Madison Freedom of Information awards dinner. Bergman’s illustrious…

 

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…

 
 
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