Posts tagged 'Transparency'
Photo by Jeff Watts
Executive Editor Charles Lewis debated Stanford Professor Bruce Cain on March 15 at the University of Missouri about whether there is too much transparency — or not enough — in the federal government.
The event was digitally recorded and sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs.
Prior to the debate Lewis wrote the following:
The United States has a noisy and utterly imperfect representational democracy, disorderly and dysfunctional in many ways. But as Founding Father James Madison famously observed, “A popular Government, without popular information, or ...
Posted: Nov. 30, 2015 | Tags: Transparency
Photo courtesy Tomer Avital and "Bar Siach"
Tomer Avital shares the work of “100 Days of Transparency” with young Israelis at a Tel Aviv Bar. These gatherings of scholars and activists discussing issues in a light environment are common in Israel.
With the 2016 presidential campaign in full swing, the issues of scrutiny and transparency are again center-stage.
Super PACs, other sources of election money, missing emails and questionable use of emails and ties to Wall Street continue to be part of the nonstop journalistic scrutiny that includes examinations of whether candidates and their campaigns are as transparent as they ...
Posted: April 16, 2012 | Tags: Transparency
Nonprofit entrepreneurs are always a little reluctant to comment on the policies and practices of philanthropic foundations, for obvious reasons. If we are too critical or sometimes even a little bit critical, there is a very real risk of our funding drying up. And if we are complimentary, we run the embarrassing risk of appearing to be unctuous and obsequious, resembling Eddie Haskell on the old TV show "Leave it to Beaver."
But nonetheless, and stepping gingerly here, I commend the Knight Foundation for its new policy announced yesterday, requiring journalism and media grantees to disclose the identities and amounts ...