Articles by Kelley Shannon

Transparency Leads to Real News

September 8, 2017

Whether depending on our government for storm recovery, good schools, police protection or other important services, openness and access to information are essential to ensuring the job gets done. A free flow of information helps citizens keep watch on their …

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Texas must act now to repair damage to Public Information Act

March 21, 2017

Sunshine Week Guest Column, March 12-18, 2017 By Kelley Shannon Executive Director Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas We Texans are fortunate when it comes to access to government information. Correction. We were fortunate. For more than 40 years, Texas’ open …

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First Amendment rights, open government essential to democracy

September 5, 2014

Defending the U.S. Constitution is popular these days, when it centers on gun rights, states’ rights or search and seizure protections. As we guard the principles of our nation’s founders, let’s not overlook the all-important First Amendment of the Constitution …

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With political season upon us, journalism ethics crucial

September 8, 2012

It’s the season for national political conventions, accusatory campaign ads and, let’s hope, news reporting that shines the light of truth on candidates at all levels of government. So it’s the perfect time to remember the role we journalists should …

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