Nominations open for First Amendment, freedom of information awards

The Society of Professional Journalists’ Northern California chapter and the First Amendment Coalition are inviting nominations for their respective awards to individuals and organizations who have contributed to upholding the First Amendment and/or government transparency. Neither organization charges a contest entry fee.

The FAC is taking nominations through Friday, Jan. 26, for its annual Free Speech and Open Government Award. Click here for details.

SPJ NorCal is accepting nominations through Friday, Feb. 2, for its annual James Madison Awards named for the creative force behind the First Amendment. Click here for additional information.

The Guild has often, gladly fought alongside these and other organizations for sunshine and press freedom — essential tools to enable our journalist members to do their jobs.

— Richard Knee, Chair, Guild Legislative and Political Committee

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