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  • New Members of the SPC Board of Directors

    The Sacramento Press Club is managed and operated by an Executive Director and volunteers, including a 15-member Board of Directors. We are very pleased to introduce the two newest members of our Board – Melanie Mason and Nicole Moore. Moore will also serve as the SPC Treasurer.

    Melanie Mason covers California government and politics for the Los Angeles Times. Before moving to the Sacramento bureau in 2013, she worked for the Times in Washington D.C., where she covered money and politics in the 2012 presidential election. She’s done stints at a number of D.C.-based outlets, including the Washington bureau of the Dallas Morning News, Politico, PBS NewsHour and The New Republic. A Los Angeles native, Melanie graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and got a master’s in journalism degree from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. As a j-school graduate, she knows the importance of supporting journalism education, and it’s an honor to work with Sacramento Press Club to continue its long tradition of providing scholarships to up-and-coming reporters.

    Nicole Moore is an attorney who represents employers and health care plans in Sacramento. She also works as a freelance journalist, and provides reporters pro bono help in obtaining public records. Nicole supports the SPC in order to encourage and facilitate budding professionals pursue their passion for journalism.

  • Non-Members- Marshall Tuck- Candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction- September 25th

    Marshall Tuck, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Candidate, is our guest speaker for the September 25th luncheon.

    This year's race for superintendent of public instruction is drawing more attention than the race has seen in years. Marshall Tuck, a Democrat and former head of the Green Dot charter school system, is challenging Democratic incumbent Tom Torlakson, who has the backing of the state's powerful teachers unions. The nonpartisan race has attracted outsize spending and attention, particularly after a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled that California's teacher tenure laws are "a broken system."

    School reformers have unified around the so-called Vergara decision, but the state's top elected Democrats oppose it. Torlakson supported Attorney General Kamala Harris' decision to appeal, while Tuck and other reformers hope to force a conversation on inequality in California’s schools, even in the wake of voter-approved tax increases for education. 

    After winning endorsements from every major newspaper, Tuck forced a November showdown following the June primary election. In addition to his role at the unionized Green Dot schools, Tuck most recently served as founding CEO for the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's effort with the Los Angeles Unified School District to turn around 17 struggling schools.

    Before devoting his career to education, Tuck was an executive at Model N, a successful enterprise software company based in the Bay Area. Before that, he worked in finance, and spent a year teaching and doing service work internationally, primarily in Zimbabwe and Thailand.

    Please join the Sacramento Press Club on Sept. 25 for a conversation about the future of California's schools with candidate Marshall Tuck. 


    September 25th, 2014 11:30 AM   through   1:15 PM
    1025 9th Street, 3rd Floor
    Capitol Plaza Ballroom
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    United States
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  • Volunteers Needed

    The Sacramento Press Club is run almost entirely by volunteers. There are multiple opportunities for you to volunteer to help. If you’d like to help with our monthly luncheons, annual fundraisers, evening events, scholarship outreach or a variety of other organizational chores, please send an email to sacpressclub@gmail.com


    The Sacramento Press Club  is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to helping the next generation of journalists through scholarships to journalism students in California. Founded in 1961, the SPC has been awarding annual scholarships since 1974. The SPC awards the scholarships in the belief that journalism students can be better prepared to practice the profession if they’re able to focus on their studies while attending college.In addition, the Sacramento Press Club is committed to informing and educating its members and the public through monthly luncheons featuring newsmakers from throughout the nation.

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