Nominations are still being accepted for a new inductee into the Open Government Hall of Fame.
Heroes of the 50 States: The State Open Government Hall of Fame is a joint venture by the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Freedom of Information Coalition. It was developed by leaders in both organizations as a way to recognize long-term contributions of individuals to open government in their respective states.
Specifically, induction into the Hall recognizes “long and steady effort to preserve and protect the free flow of information about state and local government that is vital to the public in a democracy.” All nominees will be evaluated by a screening committee of SPJ and NFOIC leaders, who will select the winners.
For more information, see http://www.nfoic.org/open-government-hall-of-fame or http://www.spj.org/a-heroes50.asp, call SPJ Headquarters at 317.927.8000, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Ken Bunting, executive director of NFOIC, at email@example.com or 573.882.3075.
Please send all nomination materials in electronic format to firstname.lastname@example.org or ship them to:
NFOIC Executive Director
University of Missouri-Columbia
101E Reynolds Journalism Institute
Columbia, MO 65211
Deadline for submissions is March 16, 2012.