SPJ NORCAL 2014 EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARD WINNERS

In a surprising move that underscores the exceptionally high quality of entries this year, the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter, is conferring two Journalist of the Year awards: to Paul Rogers for his in-depth, nuanced reporting on the California drought for the San Jose Mercury News, and to the NBC Bay Area Investigative…

 

Discounted tickets for ASJA New Avenues in Journalism Oct. 10-11

ASJA New Avenues in JournalismOctober 10-11; discount code available Discounted registration is available for the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) New Avenues in Journalism meeting. For a $90 discount, enter code “sf45ona” in the “public” field when you register at:http://www.asjaconferences.org/sf2014/registration.php New Avenues in Journalism will bring together media innovators to coach freelancers about…

 

29th ANNUAL SPJ EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS


  ***** UPDATE: New extended deadline is 11:59 p.m. on MONDAY, SEPT. 8, 2014 ***** Know a deserving journalist who’s performed brilliant work over the past year? Someone who does what it takes to get the story, photo or video? Whose dedication to our craft is second to none? Maybe that journalist is you! For…

 

SPJ-NorCal Supports Proposition 42

The Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is calling on California voters to support an important transparency measure on the June 3 primary ballot: Proposition 42. Proposition 42 will preserve citizens’—and journalists’—access to public information throughout California. The state has important laws in place which give citizens the right to access public documents…

 

Statement on the Arrest of State Sen. Leland Yee

California State Sen. Leland Yee was arrested yesterday as part of a larger federal investigation into the activities of alleged Chinatown gangster Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow. In light of these developments, SPJ-NorCal’s Freedom of Information Committee has received questions about whether it intends to rescind the award Yee received last week as one of SPJ-NorCal’s 15 2014 James…