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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…

 

Mar. 10: Journo Happy Hour in San Francisco

Come dive into March at a happy hour (& idea brainstorming) for Bay Area journos! Hang out with your fellow journalists, toss back a pint or two, and make new connections.  This is mostly a happy hour, but we’ll also take a couple minutes later in the evening to get your ideas on what kind…

 

March 4: Google Media Summit in San Francisco

Please join us March 4, 2014, for a day-long summit with news industry leaders from San Francisco and beyond.  The event will feature speakers, panels, and hands-on workshops on collaborative reporting, using the internet to better tell stories, skillsets for the modern journalist, and why local matters. Come network with fellow journalists, discuss the future of…

 

Join Us: 29th Annual James Madison Freedom of Information Awards Banquet (Mar 20)

The 29th annual James Madison Freedom of Information Awards banquet takes place Thursday, March 20.  Please join us, along with Northern California editors,  journalists, First Amendment attorneys, and other dedicated advocates of freedom of information as we celebrate this year’s honorees. City Club155 Sansome Street, San FranciscoThursday, March 20, 20145:30 – No-host reception6:30 – Dinner & Awards…