Articles by Brooks Fuller
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Call for Nominations: 2022 Sunshine Awards and Frank Barrows Award for Excellence in Student Journalism
January 14, 2022
The NC Open Government Coalition welcomes nominations for this year's awards to honor those whose hard work makes North Carolina government more open and transparent.
NC Open Government Coalition Spearheads UNC Public Records Project
June 21, 2021
The North Carolina Open Government Coalition leads group of journalists, professors, and nonprofit organizations seeking records related to Nikole Hannah-Jones's hiring at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Eric Rowell wins 2021 Sunshine Award for efforts to increase transparency in Huntersville
April 1, 2021
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.
Dryden Quigley wins Frank Barrows Award for investigation of COVID death in Durham County jail
March 31, 2021
Quigley used public records and open meetings to reveal that Darrell Kersey died of COVID-19 after contracting the virus during an outbreak at the Durham County Detention Facility.
Lucille Sherman wins 2021 Sunshine Award for Journalism
March 30, 2021
Sherman's reporting exposed North Carolina bill that would have made death investigation records confidential.
North Carolina Sunshine Week 2021 Events Announced
February 24, 2021
Sunshine Week 2021 events will be held virtually from March 15 - 18, 2021, coinciding with National Sunshine Week. Registered guests are invited to attend events on information access and government transparency issues facing North Carolina citizens.
North Carolina Open Government Coalition Supports New Campaign Finance Project
January 15, 2021
The NC Open Government Coalition collaborated with data journalism experts across the country to produce a network analysis of campaign spending in North Carolina during the November 2020 election.
Call for Nominations: 2021 Sunshine Awards and Frank Barrows Award for Excellence in Student Journalism
December 18, 2020
Award recipients are chosen by the coalition's board of directors and presented annually during Sunshine Week events in March.
Sunshine Day 2020 Award Winners Announced
March 10, 2020
The winners of the North Carolina Open Government Coalition’s sixth annual Sunshine Awards were announced at Sunshine Day at N.C. A&T State University on Monday.
Sunshine Center Awards Frank Barrows Award to the Daily Tar Heel
March 10, 2020
The Daily Tar Heel received the Frank Barrows Award for Excellence in Student Journalism for its coverage of the “Silent Sam” controversy at UNC-Chapel Hill.