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Open letter: SPJ NorCal responds to reports of police force used on journalists in Berkeley

Berkeley Mayor Tom BatesBerkeley Police Chief Michael K. Meehan By Email Dear Mayor Bates and Chief Meehan: The Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists condemns, in the strongest terms possible, the outrageous conduct of law enforcement officers who assaulted members of the media during last night’s (Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014) demonstrations in…

 

Join SPJ and friends for a journalism holiday party!

The SPJ NorCal chapter is meeting up with its local journalism association friends for a holiday bash on Wednesday, December 10, 2014. Join your board members in the festivities and mingle with with leaders and members of the Bay Area Black Journalists Association, Investigative Reporters & Editors, Pacific Media Workers Guild, NLGJA NorCal and sparkpr. The party starts at…

 

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS! 2015 James Madison Freedom Of Information Awards

The Freedom of Information Committee of the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter, 30th Annual James Madison Sunshine and First Amendment Awards Contacts: FOI Committee Co-ChairsGeoffrey King – geoffwking@gmail.comThomas Peele – thomaspeele@thomaspeele.com The James Madison Freedom of Information Awards recognize Northern California organizations and individuals who have made significant contributions to advancing freedom of information and/or…

 

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…