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The Sacramento Press Club is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to supporting the next generation of journalists through college scholarships. In addition, the Sacramento Press Club is committed to informing and educating its members and the public through monthly luncheons featuring news makers from throughout the nation.

September 24, 2020: How To Be Smart and Safe While Covering Protests
October 8, 2020: Proposition 16 debate
October 14, 2020: CNN's Clarissa Ward

September 24, 2020: How To Be Smart and Safe While Covering Protests

This Sacramento Press Club lunchtime discussion will be a resource for journalists who increasingly find themselves reporting on demonstrations for racial justice and against police violence.

Experienced reporters and experts will discuss covering protests and share advice for how to accurately and safely serve readers, listeners and viewers during street demonstrations.

Nick Miller, managing editor of news at Capital Public Radio, the NPR affiliate in Sacramento, will moderate the panel. He has covered demonstrations across California, from the Iraq War to Occupy to George Floyd.


Judith Matloff is a senior adviser with the Dart Center For Journalism and Trauma and faculty at the Columbia Journalism School, where she teaches crisis reporting. From her Dart Center bio: "Matloff consults for leading organizations around the world, and has pioneered protocols for digital, gender and physical security. Clients have included NBC, the United Nations, the Society of Professional Journalists, Doc Society, Magnum, the State Department, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, the International Women’s Media Foundation and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Her training company, Security Rules LLC, offers workshops for a wide variety of dangerous situations."

Sergio Olmos is an independent journalist currently covering the racial justice demonstrations in Portland for Oregon Public Broadcasting, where he has been out nearly every night for months. His work has also appeared in The New York Times and on Reveal.

Van Tieu  is a television journalist for ABC 10, who previously worked at NY1 in New York City. She has covered demonstrations in Sacramento and traumatic events on the East Coast, including the New York City West side highway terrorist attack.

George Kelly is a reporter with the East Bay Times and has covered demonstrations and breaking news in Oakland and Berkeley for the Bay Area News Group for nearly 15 years.

Scott Rodd is a state government reporter for CapRadio. He has covered demonstrations and was wrongly arrested by Sacramento police while covering Stephon Clark protests in 2019.

HOW TO WATCH: Visit on September 24 at noon, look for the red "live" logo and join us.

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October 8, 2020: Proposition 16 debate

On Nov. 3, California voters will decide whether to reinstate affirmative action in public university admissions, government hiring and contracting.

The Sacramento Press Club is proud to host a debate between proponents and opponents of Proposition 16, to be moderated by some of Sacramento’s top journalists.

This free event will be streamed live at noon, Oct. 8, on the Sacramento Press Club's Facebook page

October 14, 2020: CNN's Clarissa Ward

Please join Clarissa Ward, CNN's Chief International Correspondent, in conversation about her new book: "On All Fronts: The Education of a Journalist," an unforgettable story of one extraordinary journalist — and of a changing world.

Ward is the recipient of multiple Peabody and Murrow awards, and is a world-renowned conflict reporter. In this strange age of crisis where there is no clear front line, she has moved from one hot zone to the next. 

The event will be streamed live at noon on Oct. 14, on the Sacramento Press Club's Facebook page.


Ward will be in conversation with Markos Kounalakis, Ph.D., a visiting fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He is a former foreign correspondent for NBC and Newsweek, whose foreign affairs columns appear weekly in the McClatchy chain of 30 newspapers from Sacramento to Miami.

Check out our recent Facebook Live events:

September 15, 2020: Attorney General Xavier Becerra

Our deepest gratitude to Nathan Ballard and his full-service public relations firm, The Press Shop, for sponsoring this event.

September 9, 2020: Congressman Eric Swalwell

September 3: Former Congresswoman Katie Hill

Our deepest gratitude to the California Planned Parenthood Education Fund for sponsoring this event.

August 27: "Devil's Harvest," with author Jessica Garrison

August 26: University of California President Michael Drake and Board of Regents Chair John A. Perez 

August 19: Racial Equality In the Newsroom

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