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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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Texas Monthly: Texas Has A Transparency Problem

December 8, 2016

Originally published December 5, 2016, in Texas Monthly. State and local government agencies are troublingly tight-lipped. Texas received a grade of D- in the Center for Public Integrity‘s state rankings for accountability and transparency last November, including an F in the …

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R.B. Brenner: As ‘Rolling Stone’ debacle shows, journalism schools’ mission has never been more important

April 11, 2015

NOTE: This commentary first appeared April 9, 2015 in The Dallas Morning News. It is republished here with permission. My student’s email arrived with an eye-catching subject line: lucky 7. It was shorthand for the seventh revision of a story …

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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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