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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Northern California Society of Professional Journalists Announces James Madison Freedom of Information Awards

The Northern California Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists announced the winners of the 25th Annual James Madison Freedom of Information Awards. The winners include:

  • Thomas Peele and Daniel Willis for their computer-assisted reporting project in which they created comprehensive databases of more than 194,000 public-employee salaries from 96 government agencies;
  • Dan Borenstein for editorial/commentary and his efforts to expose inflated public employee retirement benefits;
  • Mary Fricker will receive the Norwin S. Yoffie Award for Career Achievement; and
  • G.W. Schulz will receive an award for information obtained through 75 open-records requests to show the investment in improving homeland security since 2001.
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