March 7 2019 Press Club Board Minutes

Board meeting – March 7, 2019 – 6pm at Serra High   AGENDA Call to order. Jim Kirkland called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m. Attendance: Jim Kirkland, Antonia Ehlers, Ed Remitz, Dan Brown Jane Northrop, Dave Price, Bill Parks, Juan Gonzales Minutes: There were no new minutes presented. Everyone had read the minutes from the January phone meeting (distributed via email). Financial report: Dave Price reported that the club has a balance of $12,000, which means we’re financially

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December 2018 Press Board Minutes

Minutes for 12-13-18 meeting held at Luceti’s on 25th   Call to order 6:00 pm In attendance: Jim Kirkland, Antonia Ehlers, Dave Price, Ed Remitz, Bill Parks, Jane Northrop, James Henderson Minutes approval of last meeting held to next meeting General discussion about the awards dinner was very positive. The venue remains popular and our guest speaker was amazing. Agreed that we will keep the venue for next year. Idea: should we reach out to winners and congratulate them afterwards?

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Citing racial bias, San Francisco will end mug shots release

By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police will stop releasing the mug shots of people who have been arrested unless they pose a threat to the public, as part of an effort to stop perpetuating racial stereotypes, the city’s police chief announced Wednesday. San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott and outside police experts said they believe the department would be the first in the nation to do so based on concerns about racial bias.

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Bospar: Nearly One in Three Americans Believes We Will Never Have Racial Equality

But most Americans believe protests surrounding George Floyd’s death mark a turning point in the struggle for racial equality SAN FRANCISCO – June 18, 2020 – Bospar, the boutique PR firm that puts tech companies on the map, has released its findings on the murder of George Floyd and subsequent protests. Bospar discovered that 82.1% of Americans say Floyd’s murder has impacted them, with many hoping that this is finally a turning point for police reform. An overwhelming majority of

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FAC to California Judiciary: End Court Secrecy Now

The First Amendment Coalition today called on California judicial leaders to put a stop to widespread court secrecy that has occurred throughout the coronavirus pandemic and ensure the public and press have access to hearings and trials as required under the First Amendment and California law. In a letter to the California Judicial Council, the rule-making body of the state’s court system, FAC and its partners cite numerous examples of secret proceedings that have taken place since health concerns caused

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SAN FRANCISCO PRESS CLUB 2020 GREATER BAY AREA JOURNALISM AWARDS INSTRUCTIONS & CATEGORIES

ELIGIBILITY: Competition is open to Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma or Yolo counties residents who have material published, broadcast, aired or online during the contest period from January 1 through December 31, 2019, inclusive. JUDGING: Entries will be judged by professional journalism organizations or individuals outside the contest area. No San Francisco Press Club members will judge entries. The Awards Committee reserves the right to change the category in

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Journalism Contest deadline set June 30, virus or no virus

Good journalism knows no limitations, but good journalists know when to avoid a deadly pathogen. So this year’s Journalism Contest will be as competitive and inspiring as ever, but our awards ceremony will be held online. Instead of our traditional gathering of top journalists in a glittering dining hall to honor the brightest work of the year, we will gather around our screens and adjust to our new reality. The honor and prestige of the awards will go on, but

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Richard Wisdom, longtime Mercury News photographer, dies at 81

Richard Wisdom, an award-winning Mercury News photographer for nearly three decades, died April 1 in Rio Vista, Calif. He was 81. He died from congestive heart failure with his family by his side, according to his wife, Kay Wisdom. Mercury News photographer Richard Wisdom in one of his trademark hats. Over a 42-year stint as a news photographer in the Bay Area, “The Wiz,” as he was known, distinguished himself for his news instincts and his humanity, capturing subjects as

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So long, farewell: On Guard column ends

JOE FITZGERALD RODRIGUEZ Apr. 24, 2020 5:00 a.m. NEWS COLUMNISTS Farewell, dear readers. This ink-stained wretch is hanging up his hat: This is my final On Guard column. My last day at the San Francisco Examiner is Friday, April 24, 2020. It’s hard to type these words. I’ve been mulling how to tell you all for weeks, now. At first, I thought I’d try some too-clever contrivance, like bookending my columns with a call-back to my very first On Guard

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AFTER 161 YEARS, AN ERA OF LOCAL NEWS ENDS IN MARTINEZ

The Martinez News-Gazette has been publishing for so long, it once sent a reporter to cover the Civil War. Now, one of California’s oldest-running newspapers will meet the same fate of hundreds of other local news organizations throughout the country, and shutter its newsroom before year’s end. ‘Anything happening now, unfortunately, it’s not going to be covered. That’s the news hole.’Rick Jones, managing editor of the Martinez News-Gazette. “Not to pat ourselves and say we’re winning Pulitzers, but we are

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