Minutes from June 30, 2011, board meeting in St. Pete

Present: Jim Baltzelle, president; Cory Lancaster, vice president; Patty Cox, secretary-treasurer; Rick Hirsch, past president; Gil Thelen, executive director; Mark Russell, Chris Porter, Frank Denton, Terry Eberle, Mike Connelly, Manny Garcia, Barbara Petersen, Larry Sullivan, Bob Gabordi, Dave Carlson. On the phone: Tony Fins.

Baltzelle called the meeting to order at 8:36 a.m. He introduced and welcomed . . . → Read More: Minutes from June 30, 2011, board meeting in St. Pete

Minutes from March 21, 2011, board meeting in Orlando

Present: Jim Baltzelle, president; Cory Lancaster, vice president; Gil Thelen, executive director; Patty Cox, secretary-treasurer; Mark Russell, Tony Fins, Larry Sullivan, Sara Quinn, Mark Tomasik, Dave Carlson
On the phone: Rick Hirsch, Barbara Petersen.
Baltzelle called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m.

Approval of minutes
The minutes from the January board meeting were approved.

New board member
Baltzelle introduced Frank Denton, . . . → Read More: Minutes from March 21, 2011, board meeting in Orlando

Celebrate National Freedom of Information Day at USF

Come help us celebrate National Freedom of Information Day at the University of South Florida 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 . . . → Read More: Celebrate National Freedom of Information Day at USF

FSNE’s letter to Gov. Rick Scott

Dear Gov. Rick Scott:

As an organization representing print and digital news organizations around the Sunshine State, The Florida Society of News Editors would like to commend you for reaffirming your commitment to the Office of Open Government, as well as for your efforts to meet with and inform the press.

As president of FSNE, I speak for . . . → Read More: FSNE’s letter to Gov. Rick Scott