Dates, locations set for 2021, 2022 and 2023 FOI Summits

The National Freedom of Information Coalition has scheduled its 2021, 2022 and 2023 FOI Summits. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 FOI Summit will be conducted virtually, Sept. 24-Oct. 1. More details will come soon, so please keep checking this website and NFOIC’s social media and newsletter. The 2022 FOI Summit is scheduled for…

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NFOIC announces competition for 2021 Freedom of Information papers

Do you have research in freedom of information that will make a difference? Then submit your proposal to the National Freedom of Information Coalition’s research paper competition for presentation during the 2021 FOI Summit. Top-three papers will earn cash prizes and will be guaranteed publication in the online Journal of Civic Information, published by the…

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Two new members join NFOIC’s board of directors

News Release For Immediate Release –   October 16, 2020  Contact: Daniel Bevarly, Executive Director National Freedom of Information Coalition dbevarly@nfoic.org 352-294-7082   The members of the National Freedom of Information Coalition voted to add two new members to the organization’s board of directors during its virtual annual meeting yesterday.  Valerie Lemmie, Director of Exploratory Research…

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NFOIC Announces Winners of 2020 FOI Research Competition

   News Release For Immediate Release –   September 10, 2020  Contact: Daniel Bevarly, Executive Director National Freedom of Information Coalition dbevarly@nfoic.org 352-294-7082   Nine winning research papers have been accepted to the second National Freedom of Information Coalition FOI research competition. The papers will be presented September 30, 2020, during the NFOIC National FOI Summit…

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From bad bills come bad laws: A proactive prescription for restoring trust in government and democracy

The report from the Knight Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy, explores the disconnect between the public, the press and our public institutions, notably government. The report concludes we are in a watershed moment and must make reforms in our media and civic infrastructure. The report advances a series of recommendations aimed at the news media, civic educators and…

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NFOIC Announces FOI Research Competition Winners

News Release For Immediate Release –   March 27, 2019    Contact: Daniel Bevarly, Executive Director National Freedom of Information Coalition dbevarly@nfoic.org 352-294-7082   Twelve winning research papers have been accepted to the first National Freedom of Information Coalition FOI research competition. The papers will be presented April 12, 2019, at the NFOIC National FOI Summit in…

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Nominations sought for the State Open Government Hall of Fame

Nominations sought for the State Open Government Hall of Fame January 14, 2019 The National Freedom of Information Coalition is seeking nominations for this year’s “Heroes of the Fifty States,” the Open Government Hall of Fame. The open government hall of fame recognizes individuals for their “long and steady effort to preserve and protect the…

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NFOIC Freedom of Information Paper Competition Call – new!

News Release  December 3, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Daniel Bevarly · 352.294.7082 · dbevartly@nfoic.org   NFOIC Freedom of Information Paper Competition Call – new! Do you have research in freedom of information (FOI) that will make a difference? Then submit your proposal to the National Freedom of Information Coalition’s first research paper competition for…

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Reforms to solve open government challenges dominate FOI Summit

The National Freedom of Information Coalition concluded its 2018 FOI Summit in Cincinnati. The annual two-day conference features presentations from open government experts and practitioners on trending government issues in state and local public institutions. Attendees include NFOIC’s state coalition directors, journalists, media lawyers and first amendment watchdogs. This year’s conference included candid discussions about…

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