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Detroit case shows need for shield law

After a federal judge in Detroit ruled that Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Ashenfelter does not have to reveal his sources for a story about a failed terrorism prosecution, The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press issued a press release asserting the urgent need for a shield law to protect reporters and their sources so that reporters can confidently investigate matters of vital public interest. -DB The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press April

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SPJ announces Madison Award winners

NORCAL chapter winners include Chauncey Bailey Project The Society of Professional Journalists Northern California chapter will honor champions of the First Amendment at the 23rd Annual James Madison Awards. Honorees include Dan Noyes, co-founder of the Berkeley-based Center for Investigative Reporting, whose lifetime commitment to in-depth journalism has garnered him the Norwin S. Yoffie Award for Career Achievement. The innovative performing arts instruction of Cliff Mayotte, a teacher at San Francisco’s Lick-Wilmerding High School, will

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