Dr. Joel Moskowitz wins freedom of information journalism award for lawsuit releasing California Department of Public Health cell phone advisory

Northern California Society of Professional Journalists announced February 21 that Dr. Joel Moskowitz, Director of the Center for Family and Community Health at U.C. Berkeley’s School of Public Health, was a winner of its 2018  James Madison Freedom of Information Award in the Citizen category.

From Northern California Society of Professional Journalists

“The James Madison Freedom of Information Awards recognize Northern California organizations and individuals who have made significant contributions to advancing freedom of information and/or expression in the spirit of James Madison, the creative force behind the First Amendment. SPJ NorCal presents the awards near Madison’s birthday, March 16, and National Freedom of Information Week, which is March 11-18 this year.

Susan Fowler and Dr. Joel Moskowitz win Citizen Awards. Fowler was an early voice in what became the #MeToo movement, blowing the whistle on workplace sexual harassment at Uber and giving voice to women in the tech industry and beyond it. Moskowitz, the director of the Center for Family and Community Health at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, successfully sued the state under the California Public Records Act, securing the release of a report on cell phone radiation commissioned by California’s Department of Public Health.”

He and the other winners of the 2018 James Madison Freedom of Information awards will be honored at the 33rd Annual Awards dinner March 27, 2018, in San Francisco.

For details and additional information:
http://www.spjnorcal.org/new/2018/02/21/spj-norcal-honors-2018-foi-award-winners/

 

 

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