A few thoughts on Frank Cagle

Travis Dorman of the News Sentinel wrote an excellent obituary on the life of Frank Cagle. Here are a few less eloquent thoughts from the years I worked with him. Frank Cagle leaves a big footprint in Tennessee journalism. As a journalist, he honed his skills at small town newspapers in Alabama and intimately knew… Continue reading A few thoughts on Frank Cagle

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Sunshine Week approaches

Sunshine Week 2021

Sunshine Week is March 14-20 which highlights and celebrates access to public information and open government. The best source of information on public records and public access in Tennessee is the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government (typically just called “TCOG”). Sunshine Week is a project of the News Leaders Association. There are a lot of… Continue reading Sunshine Week approaches

Ask a lawmaker on Saturday

The Tennessee House of Representatives. (Photo via capitol.tn.gov)

The League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County and the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists are holding a “Legislative Webinar” on Saturday at 10 a.m. to hear lawmakers talk about key issues that will be taken up by the Tennessee General Assembly this year. In pandemic style, it’s being held virtually via Zoom. You… Continue reading Ask a lawmaker on Saturday