Author: Charlotte Porter

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,…
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The Miami Herald: Scott’s meeting with lawmakers may be a violation

BY MICHAEL C. BENDER TALLAHASSEE — Three top Senate Republicans violated their chamber’s own open meeting requirement when they discussed the state budget at a private dinner with Gov. Rick Scott, a First Amendment attorney said Tuesday. “The meeting was held in a location not open to the public,” said Jim Rhea, director of the…
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AP to develop mobile version of preprint circulars

The Associated Press Board of Directors voted this week to test a mobile version of the preprint circulars that newspapers insert in their weekend sections. The mobile advertising solution, called iCircular, differs from other online coupon and shopping solutions in that it focuses on driving customers into their local retail stores and providing them tools…
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Naples Daily News: Naples activist drops lawsuit against Collier Commission claiming Sunshine Law violation for Jackson Lab tour

BY LIZ FREEMAN COLLIER COUNTY — A Naples man has dropped his lawsuit against the Collier County Commission which argued a Sunshine Law violation occurred when two commissioners traveled to Maine last summer to tour Jackson Laboratory. The lawsuit was filed by John Lundin, who said the commission violated the public meetings law when it allowed…
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