Here are the Finalists for SPJ’s Wall, Window and Sunshine Awards

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San Diego SPJ is proud to announce the finalists (below) in the first distinguished installment of our new annual awards program, the Windows and Walls of San Diego Journalism.

The Window Award will go to the public official or agency that most prioritized transparency and the public’s right to know last year. The Wall Award will go to the public official or agency that most ignored media requests or otherwise compromised the public’s right to know.

We will reveal the winners at a ceremony (open to the public, of course) on Thursday, March 19, when we will also recognize our 2015 Sunshine Award winners for supporting transparency in government, the cornerstone of democracy.

Find Out Your Grade at San Diego SPJ’s Report Card on the Media

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2012: “I don’t consider them to be press.”

2013: “You can sit with your Apple laptop in your fuzzy slippers, you can be an 800-pound, disabled man that can’t get out of bed and be a journalist because you can blog something.”

2014: “If it wasn’t for you guys, we wouldn’t have our granddaughter.”

You don’t want to miss what any of our panelists say this year — March 4 – at San Diego SPJ’s annual Report Card on the Media forum. Four people who made local and national headlines will roast and praise the reporters who covered them.