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IMPORTANT FREE MEETING- FIRST AMENDMENT PANEL DISCUSSION- MARCH 16TH, TAMPA

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Keeping our press free, open and well funded is going to be one of the most important issues of this terrifying new era.   Whatever the URGENT issue that has you most concerned about on any given day, making sure that our press has access to the information is absolutely essential.

COME JOIN THIS IMPORTANT MEETING AND BE AN ACTIVE PART OF PROTECTING YOUR FUTURE!

University of South Florida/Tampa Communications & Information Sciences Building, Room 1048

Come help us celebrate National Freedom of Information Day at USF the evening of March 16. Citizens, journalists, and attorneys will engage in a lively discussion about Florida’s famed open government laws and their struggles accessing the records and meetings of our government.    During the second half of the program, representatives of various state organizations ““ the Attorney General’s Office, Governor Rick Scott’s Office of Open Government, the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, and the First Amendment Foundation ““ will provide helpful information and advice, and Ken Bunting, director of the National Freedom of Information Coalition, will talk about the Knight FOI Litigation grant fund, administered by the NFOIC.

Famed Pulitzer Prize winning journalist LUCY MORGAN will kick off the evening as our keynote speaker, and JON KANEY, senior counsel for the First Amendment Foundation, will serve as moderator.

Best of all? It’s FREE!

You can pre-register by emailing Katie@floridafaf.org or calling the First Amendment Foundation, 800/337-3518

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  • commit11 says:

    “There is no such thing in America as an independent press, unless it is in the country towns. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dare to write his honest opinions, and if you did you know beforehand they would never appear in print. I am paid $150 a week for keeping my honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for doing similar things. If I should permit honest opinions to be printed in one issue of my paper, like Othello, before twenty-four hours, my occupation would be gone. . . . We are intellectual prostitutes.” John Swinton, the editorial page editor of the New York Times from 1860-1870, in an address to a group of journalists at the Twilight Club in New York City on April 12, 1883

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