Is it time for a statewide journalism organization?

The California Newspaper Publishers Association and Cal Press Foundation are sponsoring a meeting Dec. 5 in San Francisco to discuss a proposed statewide umbrella journalism organization.

It is proposed that there be a statewide umbrella journalism organization that would span scholastic, college, university and professional organizations, for the purpose of reducing costs, enhancing collaboration and partnerships, and increasing member services, according to Steve O’Donoghue, director of the California Scholastic Journalism Initiative.

Any representative of scholastic, college, university or professional organization who would like to participate is invited. Attendees are asked to RSVP to O’Donoghue:,  (415) 509-1518.

The meeting is scheduled for 4-6 p.m. in the Regimental Room, 10th Floor, Marines Memorial Club, 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.