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The California Press Foundation will gather for the first time in several years for its annual Winter Meeting. The 146th Annual Winter Meeting will be held in person from 10 a.m- 5 p.m on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023 at the Residence Inn by Marriott in Berkeley, California. Tickets include program, deluxe lunch buffet and Friday evening reception.


*subject to change*

Morning: 10:00-11:00 a.m.

The day's programming will kick off with a warm welcome and then we will jump right into an opening Keynote from Geeta Anand, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author who serves as Dean and professor at the UC Berkeley School of Journalism.

11:00 a.m.

Learn about how we are committed to Funding the Future of Journalism in California. You'll hear about what today's Cal Press is all about, as we look back at where we've been and where we are headed as an organization.

11:30 a.m.

Celebrate with us as one of our partner projects, the Journalism Education Collaborative, a statewide database which aims to connect journalism educators and students to the industry, shares exciting advancements in the project.


12:00-1:00 p.m.

Our luncheon program will feature a panel discussion of former Cal Press Interns who are now working in the industry. Panelists:

Robin Epley is an opinion writer for The Sacramento Bee, with a focus on Sacramento County politics. She was born and raised in Sacramento, was a member of the Chico Enterprise-Record’s Pulitzer Prize-finalist team for coverage of the Camp Fire, and is a graduate of Chico State. Robin received a Cal Press Internship Grant in 2010.

Cresencio Rodriguez-Delgado is KVPR's News Director. Prior to joining the station's news department in 2022, he was a reporter for PBS NewsHour and The Fresno Bee. Cresencio received a Cal Press Internship Grant in 2017.

1:00-2:00 p.m.

The future of journalism relies on diverse revenue models. Look ahead as we discuss financial support of local journalism with a Community Foundation Panel. *Panelist details to come*

We will be presenting our Annual Cal Press Foundation awards, plus more programming to come!

Reception to follow

5:00-6:00 p.m.

We hope you will join us for an enriching day of conversation as we look ahead at ways to support the future of journalism in California.

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For over 140 years, the core mission of the California Press Foundation has been to strengthen the future of California journalism through a variety of grant and internship programs. We enrich and grow California’s news gathering ecosystem by encouraging inclusivity, collaboration and the ongoing support of quality journalism education. The California Press Foundation has launched our fundraising campaign "Funding the Future of Journalism." This campaign empowers the next generation of journalists and ensures the vitality of quality reporting. Cal Press aims to raise $500,000 by July 31, 2024 to strengthen and support the future of journalism through Cal Press’s innovative programs and initiatives – including our grants, our resources supporting students, educators, professionals and stakeholders across the state, and hiring a full-time executive director for our organization. Our full board and Rowland and Pat Rebele are donating a combined $75,000 to launch this campaign. We now aim to raise an additional $75,000 in matching gifts by October 31, 2023 – and to reach our Fall Drive goal of $250,000 by December 31, 2023. Help fund the future of journalism! To contribute or learn more about the "Funding the Future of Journalism" campaign, please visit here.

Venue Information

Residence Inn by Marriott Berkeley
2121 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94704

Organizer Information

California Press Foundation

1517 H Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

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