Newsom Signs North Bay Lawmaker's Bill Aiming To Protect Reporters Covering ProtestsCalifornia will protect journalists from interference by police while covering civil protests under a bill from a North Bay lawmaker signed into law Saturday by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Unique Bilingual Newspaper Focuses on Bay Area Chinese AmericansA longtime journalist who got laid off from a newspaper during the early weeks of the pandemic has started the only bilingual paper of its kind in California.
Facebook Lifts News Ban On Australian UsersAustralia’s government announced on Tuesday that Facebook has agreed to lift its ban on Australians sharing news after a deal was struck on legislation that would make digital giants pay for journalism.
Better Together: Budding Elementary School Journalists Publish 'Third Grade Lockdown News'With schools out for weeks during the coronavirus shelter in place, some students from Glorietta Elementary, in Orinda are circulating their own newspaper.
San Francisco Reaches $369K Settlement With Journalist For Police RaidsSan Francisco has reached a $369,000 settlement with the San Francisco freelance journalist whose home and office were raided by police.
Lawmaker Behind Sweeping AB5 Labor Law Wants Changes For FreelancersThe author of a sweeping new California labor law said Thursday that she intends to ease its restrictions on freelance journalists and others.
Bills Seek To Exempt Freelancers, Newspapers From New California Labor Law AB5Freelance writers and newspaper carriers would be exempted from a broad new California labor law requiring that many be treated as employees rather than independent contractors, under legislation announced Thursday.
Federal Judge Rules California 'Gig Labor' Law Applies To Freelance JournalistsA federal judge will not temporarily exempt freelance journalists and photographers from a broad new California labor law.
California Freelance Journalists Sue Over New State Law AB5Two national groups representing freelance writers and photographers on Tuesday filed the second legal challenge to California’s broad new labor law.
San Francisco Police Commission Supports Embattled Chief William Scott
San Francisco Police Chief Admits Mistakes In Raid On Freelance Journalist's HomeSFPD Chief William Scott on Friday apologized for a raid on a freelance journalist's home which sparked national criticism.
SFPD To Return Property Seized From Reporter In Adachi Leak InvestigationA journalist whose San Francisco home and office were raided earlier this month as police investigated a leaked police report will be getting back his property that was taken in the raid, an attorney for the Police Department said Tuesday in court.
Washington Post's First Black Woman Reporter Discusses New Book At Kapor Center In OaklandThe first black woman reporter to work at the Washington Post, who mentored many journalists in the Bay Area and across the country, discussed her six-decade career Saturday at Oakland's Kapor Center.
Newspapers Largely Shun Apple's News Subscription ServiceMany newspaper publishers are so far shunning Apple's "Netflix for news" that was debuted in Cupertino on Monday.
Facebook Says 'Today In' Local News Service Hindered By Lack Of ReportingFacebook's effort to establish a service that provides its users with local news and information is being hindered by the lack of outlets where the company's technicians can find original reporting.