Bay City News

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Bay City News is a wire service based in the San Francisco Bay Area that focuses on general interest news.


Established in 1979, it employs over 20 full-time reporters. The service feeds 100 newsrooms via a satellite, dedicated phone line, and Internet network.

Richard Fogel,[1] one of the three founders, helped craft principles of the Freedom of Information Act. He also served as chairman of the National Freedom of Information Committee of the Society of Professional Journalists.[2] In 1989, Fogel was awarded the James Madison Freedom of Information Career Achievement Award.[3]

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  1. ^ Futak, Wayne (2009-09-10). "Obit: Dick Fogel, Bay City News Service founder, and long-time FAC supporter, at 86". Bay City News, Inc. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  2. ^ Brugmann, Bruce (2009-09-12). "Dick Fogel, journalist and FOI legend, 1923-2009". San Francisco Bay Guardian. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  3. ^ Jones, Carolyn (2009-09-15). "Richard Fogel, Bay City News co-founder, dies". SFGate. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 

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