Guild member Seth Rosenfeld awarded Madison Freedom of Information Award from NorCal Society of Professional Journalists

To his already impressive list of accolades, Guild member Seth Rosenfeld has added a James Madison Award from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Northern California Chapter, for a series of articles in the San Francisco Public Press detailing how the California Public Utilities Commission kept the public from knowing of vehicle collisions and traffic safety violations involving drivers for ride-vending companies Uber and Lyft.

SPJ NorCal presents about a dozen James Madison Awards each spring to persons and organizations that have contributed significantly to strengthening government transparency and/or freedom of expression. Guild members George Kelly, Richard Knee and Karl Mondon serve on SPJ NorCal’s Freedom of Information Committee, which selects the award recipients. Click here for the complete list of this year’s James Madison Award winners.

Journalist and author Rosenfeld has also received a George Polk Award, an American Book Award, an PEN USA Award, a Ridenhour Award and national SPJ’s Sunshine Award.


Ridenour Award

Richard Knee
Guild Vice President-California

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