The North Carolina Open Government Coalition awarded a Sunshine Award for Journalism to WSOC-TV Channel 9 out of Charlotte for its efforts to demand accountability from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department after the police department announced major changes to its public information and public records policies. The award was presented at the annual N.C. News and […]
The North Carolina Open Government Coalition awarded a Sunshine Award for Citizen transparency work to Associate Professor Ryan Thornburg, who teaches journalism in the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The award was presented at the annual N.C. News and Information Summit held at Elon University
The North Carolina Open Government Coalition awarded the 2023 Sunshine Award for Government work to Janet Pierson, clerk for the Town of Huntersville. The award was presented at the annual N.C. News and Information Summit held at Elon University on Sunshine Day. The Sunshine Award recognizes Pierson’s more than 20 years of dedicated service to
State Treasurer Dale Folwell and his staff received the awarded a Sunshine Award for Government for their service in responding to and fulfilling public records requests.
News & Observer reporter Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan garnered a Sunshine Award for Journalism for a series of stories tracking budget negotiations among state legislators.
Duke Chronicle journalists win Frank Barrows Award for series on use of force by Duke University police
The Duke Chronicle was awarded the 2022 Frank Barrows Award for Excellence in Student Journalism for investigation into use of force by the Duke University Police Department.
News & Observer reporters Dan Kane, Kate Murphy, and Martha Quillin received a Sunshine Award for an investigative series highlighting transparency problems at UNC.
Rowell regularly seeks out and publishes information from the Town of Huntersville and other public bodies in the Charlotte metro region to increase public knowledge of government work.
Quigley used public records and open meetings to reveal that Darrell Kersey died of COVID-19 after contracting the illness during an outbreak at the Durham County Detention Facility.