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Spirit of FOI Awards Call for Entries

May 18, 2018

The FOI Foundation of Texas presents the Spirit of FOI award recognizing outstanding journalism that uses or calls attention to public information laws. The contest is open to Texas broadcast, print and online media. The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2018. Entries must have …

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NBC5 wins Peabody for bus agency reports

April 27, 2018

By Sarah Sarder Staff Writer sarah.sarder@dallasnews.com KXAS-TV (NBC5) has won a Peabody Award for its investigative series “Big Buses, Bigger Problems: Taxpayers taken for a ride,” the award’s board of jurors announced Tuesday. The investigation focused on Dallas County Schools, …

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Analysis: Texas lawmakers asked for a study on open government. They’re still waiting.

April 2, 2018

Efforts to close loopholes in the state’s open information laws fell short at the end of last year’s legislative session. An interim committee intended to get a head start before the 2019 session hasn’t met. Its members haven’t even been …

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Video: A conversation about Texas’ Public Information Act

April 2, 2018

By Texas Tribune Staff Watch video of Texas Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey moderating a panel discussion about Texas’ Public Information Act and transparency in government. The panel included state Rep. Todd Hunter, R-Corpus Christi; attorney Laura Prather; James Quintero of …

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Women With Words: Female Pioneers in Journalism

March 22, 2018

The Headliners Foundation partnered with the University of North Texas’ Mayborn School of Journalism to present a special panel discussion: Women With Words: Female Pioneers in Journalism, featuring five notable women journalists, moderated by Mayborn Associate Professor Tracy Everbach. Click here to …

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