Who Pushed (or Blocked) Transparency in 2019?

It’s that time again. The San Diego Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is preparing to continue our annual spring tradition of recognizing the most helpful — and least helpful — public agencies and officials and we’re seeking nominations.

We’ll celebrate our honorees at our annual Sunshine Week celebration at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18 at Starlite, 3175 India Street in Mission Hills.

Our Wall Award will go to the person or public agency that made it hardest for journalists to do their jobs in 2019, ignoring requests or otherwise compromising the public’s right to know.

The Window Award will go to the person or public agency that most prioritized transparency and the public’s right to know in 2019.

And our Sunshine Award will go to a journalist or community member who worked the hardest to make government more transparent and hold elected officials accountable.

Submit nominations here by Feb. 28, 2020. You can read up on last year’s winners (and losers) here.


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