Joe Nation joins Cal Press program

Joe Nation

Joe Nation

Former state Assemblyman Joe Nation will be the keynote speaker on Thursday evening, Nov. 30 at the California Press Foundation’s 140th Annual Winter Meeting in San Francisco.

Nation, an assemblyman from 2000 to 2006, now directs the graduate student practicum in public policy at Stanford University and teaches policy courses on climate change, health care and California state issues.

State librarian Greg Lucas, previously listed as Thursday speaker, had a scheduling conflict.

The Winter Meeting begins Thursday afternoon, Nov. 30, with a First Amendment Coalition presentation, “Fake News & the First Amendment.” It will be followed by a reception and entertainment by the Irish Newsboys, dinner and the talk by Nation.

Awards presented Thursday night include the FAC Open Government Award, Justus F. Craemer Newspaper Executive of the Year Award and Jack Bates Award for distinguished service to the California Press.

A Friday luncheon panel discussion on housing and homelessness will be followed by the presentation of these awards: California Newspaper Hall of Fame, Philip N. McCombs Achievement Award and Mark Twain Award.

Registration is now open. Please visit the Cal Press website for details. The early-bird registration deadline is Wednesday, after which prices go up. The deadline to book rooms at the Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel is also Wednesday. Booking information is on the Winter Meeting page at .

Previously: Rules are Executives of the Year