The North Carolina Open Government Coalition is leading a project to educate the public and encourage collaboration among journalists covering the University of North Carolina. The coalition, partnering with journalists, professors and nonprofit organizations, filed eight requests with the university, seeking records related to the hiring of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones as the Knight […]
As the General Assembly concludes its business for the year, it is time to take stock of changes made to North Carolina's sunshine laws.
So far lawmakers have approved, and Gov. Pat McCrory has signed, seven new exemptions to the Public Records Law. Three more lurk in the recently finalized budget bill. Continue>>>
From North Carolina Open Government Coalition: Jonathan D. Jones, currently an assistant district attorney for Durham County, will become director of the North Carolina Open Government Coalition and Sunshine Center in mid-August. He also will teach courses in Elon University’s School of Communications.
A panel discussion on the UNC athletic and academic scandals and an address from a nationally known open-government expert will headline an event Monday to celebrate the value of transparent government.
RALEIGH The new legislative and congressional districts drawn in 2011 by the Republican-led legislature are clear, but the process that produced them was clouded by closed-door politics, some contend.
From Smoky Mountain News:
In this day of Twitter and the blogospere, an increasing number of everyday citizens are turning into reporters who shine a light on the inner workings of our government. We welcome them to join us as watchdogs of local government. We're all fighting for the same cause. And every one of those citizens has the same rights to information as members of the traditional media.
Please join the North Carolina Open Government Coalition (NCOGC) for Sunshine Day from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 at Elon University.