Northern California Chapter

Northern California is the birthplace of NLGJA, the brainchild of former Oakland Tribune Executive Editor Leroy F. Aarons. Today, not only is the Northern California chapter the oldest, but it is also among the largest and most active.

The chapter boast members from dozens of newspapers, network owned and operated television stations, and dozens of radio stations. It serves as home to a number of journalists who write for national newspapers and magazines. It is also a hotbed of online media, with members who have helped pioneer online media and who continue to cover news for the digital age. 

With members from the Oregon border in the North, Fresno in the South and Reno in the East, the Northern California chapter serves a range of market sizes from its hub in San Francisco. The diversity and size of the chapter offers members a unique opportunity to interact with journalists at different stages of their careers.

The chapter marked it's twentieth anniversary in 2011. 

Chapter President: 

Please join NerdWallet for this free event, open to all Bay Area journalists--and recent grads eager to enter their ranks. An inspiring panel of media professionals, from recent graduates to veterans, all of whom have taken their careers in a unique direction. Hear and meet speakers such as Marisa Wong, managing editor of SlideShare, Stacey Delo of, and Todd Lappin, a content strategist at Facebook. They'll talk about their career paths and the future of the industry. 

Click here to register




  Updated: March 2, 2015 - 2:55pm


Come join us for a Valentines' Day pre-party at our favorite neighborhood wine bar, Blush. We will be raffling off a sexy Valentines' Day package courtesy of Good Vibrations. See you there!

  Updated: January 22, 2015 - 3:12pm


re you a freelance writer, editor or producer and wondering what you can deduct (or not)? Or are you newly married with questions about how the recent Supreme Court decisions will affect you this coming tax season? 

Bring your queries to a special NLGJA-tailored event in downtown Berkeley this January--j
ust in time for tax season. 

Our friends at LockBox Taxes promise to demystify the tax code and keep you smiling all the way. Who says tax season has to be a drag?

Cost: $25 


Slots are limited; please send RSVP email  

  Updated: January 22, 2015 - 2:57pm



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