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Congratulations to 2018 Madison and Cooke Award Winners: Reps. Darrell Issa and Mike Quigley, and Florida’s First Amendment Foundation

* NOTE: This post has been updated as of Tuesday, March 20, 6:00 p.m. ALA’s Executive Board of Directors issued this update intended to document the source and original intent of the Madison Award and to identify next steps for future awards.  Saturday, March 10, 11:15 a.m.: Thank you for your feedback about yesterday’s…

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Five women who stood up for the public’s right to know.

Sunshine Week—a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information—is on the horizon. Held on March 11 through March 17 this year, Sunshine Week occurs annually, coinciding with James Madison’s birthday and National Freedom of Information Day on March 16. During Sunshine…

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And the James Madison and the Eileen Cooke Awards go to…

The American Library Association is looking forward to announcing the winners of the 2018 James Madison Award and the Eileen Cooke Award next week. The award will be presented by ALA President Jim Neal in a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., on Friday, March 9. Even if you…

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ALA invites nominations for 2018 James Madison Award

The American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office invites nominations for its James Madison Award. The award recognizes an individual or group who has championed, protected, or promoted public access to government information and the public’s right to know at the national level.  The award is named in honor of President…

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Release of Kennedy records is one small step for transparency

On Oct. 26, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publicly released thousands of records regarding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. However, thousands of additional records were withheld from the public pending further review. The President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act required federal agencies to provide…

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