John V. R. Bull Freedom of Information Award (Keystone Media Awards)

John V. R. Bull Freedom of Information Award (Keystone Media Awards)

Date

*TBD

Location

Harrisburg, Pa.

Contact

Teresa Shaak

Email

foundation@pa-news.org

Phone

717-703-3003

The John V.R. Bull Freedom of Information Award, created in 2002 in honor of the retired Philadelphia Inquirer editor who also was a founding member and leader of the First Amendment Coalition, honors a journalist or newspaper for exceptional work advancing or upholding the cause of Freedom of Information during the past year. Entries might include, for example, stories, editorials or special projects about open government, open meetings, open records, censorship or secrecy in government. Journalists and newspapers in all circulation categories, weekly and multi-day publications, may compete. Entrants must provide a letter of explanation that contains the background of the entry. They may provide supporting material that documents the issue they tackled and what their work has achieved. There is no limit on the number of entries from any newspaper or journalist; however, no more than one award will be given.

Congratulations to Angela Couloumbis (Spotlight PA) & The Caucus Staff, winners of the 2020 John V.R. Bull Freedom of Information Award!

This contest is a category within the Keystone Media Awards.

*Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the May 30 Keystone Media Awards Celebration has been canceled.  The PNA Foundation is reviewing alternative ways of recognizing and celebrating the outstanding efforts of professional PA journalists.  More information will be available in the coming months.  Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these changes that are affecting all aspects of our lives.

Questions? Email the PNA Foundation or phone (717) 703-3003.