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Join Cal Press Dec. 6-7 in San Francisco

Join Cal Press Dec. 6-7 in San Francisco

You are cordially invited to join the California Press Foundation for its 141st Annual Winter Meeting, to be held 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.

Register now

Questions? Renee Smith, 916-288-6017.

Previously: Lifetime honors for Jerry Bean

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