The California Press Association Jack Bates Award Recipients

2007
John D. “Jack” Bates
Executive Director, California Newspaper Publishers Association
2008
Thomas W. Newton and James W. Ewert
Attorney-Lobbyists, California Newspaper Publishers Association
2009
John McCombs
General Manager, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, San Francisco
2010
Rowland “Reb” Rebele
Former Publisher, Paradise Post
2011
Richard Cameron
Journalism Professor, Cerritos College, Norwalk
2012
Charity Kenyon
Attorney, Sacramento
2013
Karlene Goller
Deputy General Counsel, Los Angeles Times
2014
Scott Little
President, Media Recruiters, San Luis Obispo
2015
Joseph “Terry” Francke
General Counsel, Californians Aware
2016
Peter Scheer
Former executive director, First Amendment Coalition
2017
Marcia Parker
COO and publisher, CALmatters