SPJ-NorCal announces Madison Awards

Among the recipients of this year’s James Madison Freedom of Information Awards, given by the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists Freedom of Information Committee, are The Sacramento Bee, North Coast Journal in Arcata and East Bay Express in Oakland.

The Norwin S. Yoffie Award for Careeer Achievement will go to Peter Scheer, former executive director of the First Amendment Coalition.

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 expression in the spirit of James Madison, the creative force behind the First Amendment.

The F.O.I. Committee will present the awards March 22 at the City Club in San Francisco.