Saturday, August 18, 2007

Call for entries for First Amendment award

The California First Amendment Coalition and the California Society of Newspaper Editors are seeking nominations for the 2007 Bill Farr Award, given each year to an individual or group for exemplary work to further principles of free speech, free press and public access to government. The award is given in honor of former Los Angeles Herald Examiner reporter Bill Farr, who went to jail in 1971 after refusing to reveal the names of confidential sources for his reporting on the infamous Charles Manson case. Deadline for award nominations is Sept. 25. Here are the details and here's a list of last year's recipients.

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