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"For the mainstream press to really be able to make a difference in this country, we have to have minorities in positions of power, where they can dictate what's on the front page."

Elinor Tatum,
publisher, editor-in-chief, New York Amsterdam News, 1998

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Feb. 11, 2009
TOP NEWS

2009 FOI conference set for March 13

Scholars, journalists will look at where freedom of information stands, how things might change under Obama.
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OTHER HEADLINES


Pentagon, news media clash over control of information
Public-affairs officers argue that they are in a battle with insurgents to shape public perception of the wars they are fighting. 02.11.09

Attorney general orders review of state-secrets claims
But even as officials promise thorough assessment, government lawyers continue to invoke privilege in 9th Circuit case involving CIA's rendition program. 02.10.09

Obama re-examining Pentagon ban on photos of military coffins
Military families group says policy should let survivors of the dead decide whether photographers can record their return. 02.10.09

Parents claim Vt. teacher proselytized in class
Families say Wally Rogers included religious books in reading program, retaliated against students who complained. 02.10.09

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ANALYSIS/COMMENTARY

Openness should govern public petitions, too
By Gene Policinski Names of contributors to state and local ballot initiatives are important for the voting public to know. 02.08.09

Inauguration 2009: our first freedom in a week of firsts
By Charles C. Haynes President Obama's choices of language and inaugural participants signals an embrace of believers of all faiths as well as nonbelievers. 02.01.09

Withholding crime info: good reasons, bad practice
By Douglas Lee Phoenix police say they're trying to protect privacy; in Savannah, a new electronic system is planned; but the victim is openness in government. 01.28.09

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