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Register for Cal Press Winter Meeting Dec 6-7 in San Francisco

Register for Cal Press Winter Meeting Dec 6-7 in San Francisco

Jim Boren

Jim Boren

The educational program is set for the California Press Foundation’s 141st annual Winter Meeting, to be held Dec 6-7 at the Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel in San Francisco.

The Thursday evening speaker will be Jim Boren, executive director of the new Fresno State Institute for Media and Public Trust. Boren, a former VP and executive editor of The Fresno Bee, 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.”

Boren will return to moderate the Friday luncheon discussion “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, and regional editor, McClatchy Co.; David Lesher, editor and CEO, CALmatters; and Ruben Navarrette Jr., syndicated columnist, The WashingtonPost Writers Group.

The event will open with a Thursday afternoon presentation co-hosted by the First Amendment Coalition. The Winter Meeting also will include presentation of Cal Press’ annual awards: Justus Craemer Newspaper Executive of the Year, Philip N. McCombs Achievement Award, Mark Twain Award, Jack Bates Award for distinguished service to the California Press, and two inductions into the California Newspaper Hall of Fame.

The First Amendment Coalition presents its Free Speech & Open Government Award at the Cal Press event.

Registration is now open for the Winter Meeting. Please plan to join us.

A limited number of discounted hotel rooms ($213 per night Standard, $243 per night Deluxe, single or double occupancy) are available to Cal Press attendees at the Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel. Please call 1/800-5-MARINE (800/562-7463) and ask for the CAL PRESS 2018 room block code in order to receive the group rate. In addition, reservation requests may also be made via e-mail to or sent via fax to (415) 441-3649.

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