FOI Oklahoma honors three for transparency; city of Norman deemed ‘Black Hole’

Three Oklahomans were honored Saturday by FOI Oklahoma for their efforts to promote the First Amendment and the free-flow of public information.

Karen Holp, manager of KGOU radio in Norman, was presented the Marian P. Opala First Amendment Award; State Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones received the Sunshine Award; and Ziva Branstetter, of Tulsa, was presented the Ben Blackstock Award.

The organization's Black Hole recognition went to the city of Norman for its refusal to make public the video of University of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon punching a female student and breaking four of her facial bones. Continue…