Posts by SPJNCFOI

WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2017 JAMES MADISON FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AWARDS

Northern California Society of Professional Journalists Freedom of Information Committee to host 32nd annual awards dinner on March 22, 2017 at the City Club in San Francisco For Immediate Release Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 Contact: spjnorcalfoi@gmail.com The James Madison Freedom of Information Awards recognize Northern California organizations and individuals who have made significant contributions to advancing…

 

SPJ Responds After Journalist is Removed from Press Conference in San Francisco

The Northern California Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is deeply concerned about the expulsion of journalist Sana Saleem from a January 18, 2017 press conference in which San Francisco Police Department representatives discussed the shooting of an unarmed man. On January 25, SPJ NorCal submitted a letter to Mayor Ed Lee and SFPD Chief…

 

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…