October 17 2019 Press Club Board Minutes

SFPC notes for 10-17-19   Dinner: will we be presenting a Lifetime Achievement Award and, if so, to whom? same question for the Bill Workman Award choose a name for the Duffel award Dufflel would like to invite her lawyer as he has been so helpful to her in her case. I have said we will pay for his dinner as well as Kathi and Bailey’s. They will not be staying overnight at the hotel. They chose to Uber from

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California freelance journalists sue over new state law

By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Freelance writers and photographers on Tuesday filed the second legal challenge to a broad new California labor law that they say could put some independent journalists out of business. The law taking effect Jan. 1 aims to give wage and benefit protections to people who work as independent contractors. While the public focus has been largely on ride-share companies such as Uber and Lyft, the lawsuit brought by the American Society

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Press Club Responds to Student Censorship

The San Francisco Press Club is disturbed by the actions of a teacher and assistant principal at Palo Alto High School who tried to block student journalists covering a Nov. 4 police chase on the Paly campus. The students, who were in a journalism class at the time, wanted to take photos of a police officer who was injured in the chase. They waited until Principal Adam Paulson announced an all-clear over the intercom. One would assume there was no

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Hundreds attend all-day event for journalism students

Nearly 400 students gathered Saturday, Sept. 28, for a day of journalism workshops and advising during NorCal Media Day at Palo Alto High School. The students and their advisers came from 35 high schools throughout Northern California for an array of workshops presented by media professionals. The event was hosted by the Journalism Education Association of Northern California, the regional branch of a national organization. Volunteers help provide staffing for the presentations. Press Club volunteers included board members Edrie Blackwelder,

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News photographer Al Bullock captured history

A Belmont man who captured many historical events as a Navy cameraman and later as a KGO-TV Channel 7 photographer — including the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989 — died Aug. 16 at age 96. For the skinny 17 year old kid the choice he had before him was really no choice. Basically it was Reform school or the Navy. He kissed his hometown of Utica New York goodbye and signed up. The year

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Remembering Gilroy

On behalf of the San Francisco Press Club, the board of directors would like to acknowledge the victims and families who lost loved ones or were injured on Sunday, July 28 at the Gilroy Garlic Festival. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved. We would especially like to thank our first-responders and all of our Bay Area residents who volunteered during and after this tragedy.

Judge Orders Affidavit Unsealed in Carmody Case

Last week, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Rochelle East granted SPJ NorCal, the First Amendment Coalition and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press’s motion to unseal as to all but one paragraph of an 11-page affidavit that San Francisco police submitted to obtain the first of five search warrants targeting freelance journalist Bryan Carmody. Judge East ordered that this material be unsealed by Tuesday, July 23 — the same day as SPJ NorCal’s Shield Law Panel at UC Berkeley (details

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SF Press Club open letter re: The Bryan Carmody case

SAN FRANCISCO PRESS CLUBA Professional Journalism Organization Serving the Greater Bay Area https://sfpressclub.org(650) 714-4494 May 16, 2019 Dear District Attorney Gascon and Attorney General Becerra: The San Francisco Press Club, an organization of reporters, editors, producers, photographers and other news media professionals, strongly objects to the San Francisco police raid of the home and office of freelance journalist Bryan Carmody on May 10. Carmody, a freelancer who has sold stories to news outlets for many years, came into possession of

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2018 Official List of Winners – Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards

The 41st Annual Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards dinner was an unforgettable evening! Congratulations to all of our exceptional winners! CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE LIST. A very special thank you to Neil Chase from the San Jose Mercury News, whose keynote speech mesmerized the crowd, and to Tim Redmond, who was honored with a San Francisco Press Club Lifetime Achievement Award. Congratulations to Bay Area News Group reporter Matthias Gafni for winning the Bill Workman Best Daily News Story Award. This year marks a change in leadership for the SF Press

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San Francisco Press Club’s Alexis Terrazas Honored by Society of Professional Journalists

San Francisco Press Club board member Alexis Terrazas was honored on November 14 by the Society of Professional Journalists of Northern California for his in-depth reporting and support for journalism students. Terrazas received the Silver Heart Award as part of the organization’s annual journalism awards program. The event was held in San Franciscoand gathered more than 200 journalists from all media. Terrazas, 31, is Editor-in-Chief of El Tecolote, a twice-weekly newspaper serving the Latino community in San Francisco since 1970. He joined

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