Registration closes this Friday, Nov. 30 for the California Press Foundation’s 141st Annual Winter Meeting, to be held next Thursday and Friday, Dec. 6-7 at the Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel in San Francisco.
The event begins at 4 p.m. Thursday with an informational session co-produced by the First Amendment Coalition: “What Happened to The ‘Golden Age’ of Free Speech?”
Panelists will be:
- Nate Cardozo, senior staff attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation;
- Daphne Keller, director of Intermediary Liability, Stanford University Center for Internet and Society; and
- Martin Reynolds, director of Investigative Fellowships, Reveal/Center for Investigative Reporting
Moderator: Deepa Seetharaman, technology reporter, Wall Street Journal
At 5:30 is a no-host reception and music by the Irish Newsboys.
The Awards Banquet Dinner at 6:30 will feature the presentation of the Justus F. Craemer Newspaper Executive of the Year award to Erik Cushman, publisher of Monterey County Weekly; the First Amendment Coalition Free Speech and Open Government Award; and the Jack Bates Award.
At 8 p.m., Jim Boren, executive director for the Fresno State Institute for Media and Public Trust, will present “From Watergate to Fake News: How the media lost their luster and why they must come to grips with the fact that so many Americans hate the news business.”
Friday, Dec. 7 includes the Past Presidents Meeting at 9 a.m. and the Cal Press Board of Directors meeting at 10.
A no-host reception is at 11:30, followed by the Awards Luncheon at Noon. It features the presentation of the Philip N. McCombs Achievement Award; Mark Twain Award for Journalism Excellence; and the induction to the California Newspaper Hall of Fame.
At 1 p.m., a panel will discuss “How Newsrooms Serve Readers In Today’s Media Environment.”
Panelists will be:
- Audrey Cooper, editor in chief, San Francisco Chronicle;
- Lauren Gustus, editor, The Sacramento Bee; regional editor, McClatchy Co.; and
- David Lesher, editor and CEO, CALmatters
Moderator: Jim Boren, executive director for the Fresno State Institute for Media and Public Trust
Registration rates are:
- Full conference registration: $225/person
- A la carte dinner registration: $150/person
- A la carte lunch registration: $110/person
The Thursday afternoon FAC presentation is free, but seating is limited and registration is required.
Questions? Renee Smith, 916-288-6017.