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Jim Walls became a journalist by chance. In 1972, at age 18, the high school graduate answered a newspaper advertisement for a lab technician without college experience in Virginia. At the … more
Brian Pritchard is a citizen journalist who started Fetch Your News in November of 2010. The online news platform has been up for seven years. “We have reporters assigned to each … more
Since the beginning of the internet, political blogs have informed readers about government and politics in a more free-form format than traditional news sources. Such blogs can highlight local, … more
MILTON, Ga. — A Milton group is questioning how legislation expanding a City Council district in 2015 to include a sitting council member’s residence passed the Georgia Legislature without … more
We live in a blessed and affluent community. But not too far below the surface, there is an invisible population of people struggling with homelessness. Whether we choose to avert our eyes, or these … more
While Georgia’s Open Meetings Act ensures citizens a front-row seat to decisions that affect their lives, some practices have cast doubt on government’s commitment to transparency. Technology … more
Fulton County and Fulton County Schools sat out on a case that could have cost them a combined $1.5 million in tax collections. Representatives for the county and school district chose not to … more
Once the Editor in Chief of the largest daily circulation newspaper in Turkey, Abdülhamit Bilici now lives in exile in the United States, searching for a job, and doing what he can to bring the … more
Forsyth County is setting the bar high for transparency. The public has numerous ways to reach elected officials from traditional methods like email and telephone, but also through the recently … more
The City of Cumming has made strides in the past few years on becoming more transparent. The city’s website has new sections that highlight city news, such as articles and photo galleries from … more
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