The National Freedom of Information Coalition and the Virginia Coalition for Open Government would like to thank the sponsors for their generous support for this year's FOI Summit in Arlington.
Without their support, it would be impossible to bring together FOI advocates from across the nation to further our work, which is to spread the growth of grassroots freedom of information advocates and promote open government at all levels.
Please show them your support by visiting their sites and learning more about the good work they do.
AINS—AINS specializes in innovative solutions for Enterprise Information Management (EIM). We provide a single point of service for designing and implementing Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) and custom solutions. We develop, install, train and support our own COTS applications for correspondence management, and related workflow control.
American PressWorks—American PressWorks was founded in 1997 to provide management services and public affairs consulting for the communications industries and professions. Based in Arlington, Virginia, it works with organizations in the media world to shape opinion, build community and achieve group goals. The credo of American PressWorks is to create colloquy, recognizing that progress comes from understanding and mutual respect for common goals.
The Associated Press—The Associated Press is the backbone of the world's information system serving thousands of daily newspaper, radio, television and online customers with coverage in all media and news in all formats. It is the largest and oldest news organization in the world, serving as a source of news, photos, graphics, audio and video. AP's mission is to be the essential global news network, providing distinctive news services of the highest quality, reliability and objectivity with reports that are accurate, balanced and informed. AP operates as a not-for-profit cooperative with more than 4,000 employees working in more than 240 worldwide bureaus. AP is owned by its 1,500 U.S. daily newspaper members. They elect a board of directors that directs the cooperative.
Bloomberg—The success of Bloomberg L.P. is due to the constant innovation of our products, unrivaled dedication to customer service and the unique way in which we constantly adapt to an ever-changing marketplace. The New York-based company employs more than 10,000 people in over 135 offices around the world. Bloomberg is about information: accessing it, reporting it, analyzing it and distributing it, faster and more accurately than any other organization. The BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL® service, the core product of Bloomberg, is the fastest-growing real-time financial information network in the world.
Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation—Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation was established in 1982 by Edith Kinney Gaylord to support projects designed to improve the quality and ethical standards of journalism. The Foundation provides grants to journalism institutions nationwide. Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation’s mission is to invest in the future of journalism by building the ethics, skills and opportunities needed to advance principled, probing news and information.EEJF does so through contributions to media institutions and journalism schools nationwide, primarily in areas of investigative reporting, youth education, professional development, and special opportunities.
Society of Professional Journalists (sponsoring Sunshine Chair travel scholarships)—The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry through the daily work of its nearly 10,000 members; works to inspire and educate current and future journalists through professional development; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press through its advocacy efforts.
Knight Foundation—The NFOIC is supported by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, an organization dedicated to improving journalism worldwide. We wish to thank them for their support of the NFOIC and our member coalitions and the new Knight FOI Fund.