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Statewide collaboration is Free Speech & Open Government honoree

The California Reporting Project will receive this year’s Free Speech & Open Government Award, the First Amendment Coalition has announced. The statewide campaign to bring to light records of police misconduct began with a cooperative effort among six California news organizations and now includes more...

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James Chadwick is 2019 Jack Bates Award recipient

James Chadwick, an attorney who has made a career of successfully representing California newspapers seeking to wrest information from tight-fisted government agencies, is this year’s Jack Bates Award honoree. The award, named for the late Jack Bates, CNPA’s executive director for two decades, honors an...

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Eighteen newsrooms to host reporter corps

Eighteen California newsrooms will be hosts for 2020 Report for America corps members, the nonprofit announced. In all, Report for America will place 250 journalists into 164 newsrooms in 46 states plus Puerto Rico and D.C. Any newsroom was eligible during the application period that...

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Give a little, do a lot…

Today is Giving Tuesday (#GivingTuesday) The California Press Foundation will gladly accept your donations today and turn them into direct support for student media across California. View annual appeal brochure The Cal Press website is where you can make your secure contribution, join for $50...

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