Established in 1989, the John R. Finnegan Freedom of Information award is given to those individuals and groups who demonstrate through expression and action commitment to the idea that a popular and democratic government can never realize the aspirations of the founding fathers without the participation of an informed electorate. An informed electorate cannot exist without access to information.
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About the Award
• Marshall Helmberger, editor and publisher of the Timberjay Newspaper
• Robert Shaw and Rogers Adams (Minnesota Government Data Practices Act)
Monetary/Material Award Details
This award is only presented to residence of Minnesota and Minnesota Institutes
Entry Fee Details
Typically a call nominations goes out in January of each year and a form to nominate candidates is put up on the website. The award is presented in March.