He is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a degree in Psychology. He has been a contributor to his own blog, Indymedia and the Haight Ashbury Beat. A biographical note states that he is "employed as the Outreach Director for peralta.TV, a department of the Peralta Community College District ... [and] also an SAT teacher for the Kaplan Test preparation company." 
Imprisoned for Refusing to Handover Video to Grand Jury
Wolf was jailed on August 1, 2006 when he refused to testify or turn over unpublished video out-takes to a federal grand jury investigating a July, 2005 anti-G8 demonstration.  He was temporarily released on bail from the Dublin Federal Detention Center on September 1, 2006 but ordered to return to prison on September 22nd pending a hearing before the entire 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
On April 3, 2007 Wolf was freed from prison after posting the video on his website and responding to two questions about whether he had witnessed the injury of a police officer at the demonstration.  
Link to Court Documents on the Case
Joshua Wolf 98005-111
5675 8th St. Camp-Parks, Unit J2
Dublin, CA 94568
- http://joshwolf.net/blog/ Blog
- http://freejosh.pbwiki.com/ The Free Josh Wolf Wiki
Related SourceWatch Resources
- "Meet Josh Wolf…", The Revolution Will Be Televised, (Wolf's blog).
Media Releases on Legal Developments in the Case
- "Lawyers Group Attempts to Halt Federal Grand Jury", Media Release, March 30, 2006.
- "Josh Wolf to Appear in front of Federal Grand Jury Tomorrow", Media Release, June 14, 2006.
- "Independent Journalist Asserts Constitutional Rights to Resist Federal Grand Jury Subpoena", Media release, June 17, 2006.
- National Lawyers Guild, "National Lawyers Guild Condemns Attack on Free Speech", Media Release, July 13, 2006.
- "Grand Jury Resistance Project, Independent Journalist Charged with Civil Contempt for Resisting Grand Jury Subpoena", July 19, 2006.
- National Lawyers Guild, "Attack on the Free Press Continues", July 31, 2006.
Media Support Groups Media Releases on the Case
- Society of Professional Journalists, "California freelancer receives Legal Defesne Fund grant, Media Release, July 20, 2006.
- Reporters Without Borders, "Could Be Jailed for refusing to surrender video to judicial authorities", Media Release, July 31, 2006.
- Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, "Freelance journalist jailed by federal judge", Media release, August 1, 2006.
- Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, "Order of contempt affirmed in freelance video blogger case", Media release, September 11, 2006.
- Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, "Video blogger headed back to jail", Media release, September 19, 2006.
- Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, "Attorneys for jailed blogger file motion for his release", Media release, November 20, 2006.
- Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, "Attorneys for jailed blogger file motion for his release", Media release, January 25, 2007.
- Committee to Protect Journalists, "CPJ calls for release of imprisoned journalist Josh Wolf", Media Release, March 29, 2007.
Interview with Wolf
- Anthony Lappé, "A Q&A with Josh Wolf", GNN, April 11, 2007.
- Ryan Blitstein , "Should journalist Josh Wolf be afraid?: The Assistant U.S. Attorney, the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, and the SFPD want to get their hands on a video shot by a San Francisco blogger", SF Weekly, April 19, 2006.
- Bob Egelko, "Journalist not forced to give up video", SF Chronicle, June 16, 2006.
- "San Francisco reporter asserts rights to remain silent before federal grand jury", SF Sentinel, June 16, 2006.
- Bob Egelko,"Contempt case over rally video", SF Chronicle, July 18, 2006.
- "Independent Journalist Josh Wolf Resists Grand Jury", KPFA, July 21, 2006. (Mp3)
- Bob Egelko, "Judge gives protest videographer reprieve", SF Chronicle, July 21, 2006.
- "Contempt of court hearing for freelance journalist continued", San Francisco Sentinel, July 21, 2006.
- "Herhold: Film of protest puts maker in legal jeopardy, The Mercury News, July 20, 2006.
- Stephen Kaus, "Prosecutors Flout California Shield Law; Seek to Jail Reporter in Federal Court", The Huffington Post, July 20, 2006.
- "Editorial: Free Josh Wolf", San Francisco Examiner, August 3, 2006.
- Howard Vicini, "Josh Wolf: Thank God For Patriots", SF Bay Area Inymedia, January 16, 2007.
- Chris Peck, "Journalist or not, he's no criminal", Memphis Commercial Appeal, January 21, 2007.
- Martin Kuz, "Free at Last", SF Weekly, January 24, 2007.
- "Attorneys for Jailed Independent Journalist Josh Wolf File New Motion for Release", Democracy Now, January 25, 2007. (scroll down)
- Gabriel Schoenfeld, "Why Journalists Are Not Above the Law", Commentary, February 2007. (Publication date was late January with a cover date of February). (Mention the Wolf case in passing).
- Bob Egelko, "Judge won't free journalist jailed for contempt," San Francisco Chronicle, January 31, 2007.
- Sarah Phelan, "Wolf freed!: Jailed journalist Josh Wolf set free after posting unedited video and getting assurance that he won’t have to testify against anarchist group", San Francisco Bay Guardian, April 3, 2007.
- David Kravets, "Journalist Jailed for Record Time Freed", Guardian (UK), April 3, 2007. (This is an Associated Press story).