Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Reed Anfinson to Receive John R. Finnegan Freedom of Information Award
The Minnesota Coalition on Government Information will honor Reed Anfinson, publisher of the Swift County Monitor-News, with the 2010 John R. Finnegan Freedom of Information Award on March 16 at the Minneapolis Central Library.
Anfinson is a journalist and an advocate for open government at the local, state and national levels. He has testified frequently before the Minnesota Legislature and the U.S. Congress on Freedom of Information and First Amendment issues.
He has co-chaired the Minnesota Newspaper Association's legislative committee and chairs the National Newspaper Association Government Relations Committee. In 2012 Anfinson will become president of the National Newspaper Association.