Empowering The Public: How To Unlock Government Records

  The Connecticut Foundation For Open Government and Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists are hosting a panel discussion on Wednesday, Mary 22 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Bridgeport Library’s Read More …

CT Examiner profiles CFOG plans for the future

Thank you Robert Storace and CT Examiner for taking the time to talk with CFOG President Kate Farrish and new Interim Executive Director Jim Welch about the Connecticut Foundation for Read More …

CFOG Board Member Izaskun “Sassy” Larrañeta is awarded the Yankee Quill Award from the New England Newspaper & Press Association

Congratulations to Izaskun “Sassy” Larrañeta, a Connecticut Foundation for Open Government board member and treasurer and executive editor of The Day, on being honored March 23 with the Yankee Quill Read More …

CFOG selects a new interim director

CFOG President Kate Farrish announced on March 1 the selection of Jim Welch as the new interim director for the organization. Welch will take over the duties of Katherine Garner, Read More …

Residents file more than 100 FOI requests against Weston town govt., school board – Connecticut Post

09/03/2023 By Kayla Mutchler WESTON — At what point do requests for public information become harassment? That’s a question the state Freedom of Information Commission may have to decide between Read More …

Your FOI is in our DNA – Editorial, The Day, New London

09/03/2023 From The Day, New London Commitment to the principle of Freedom of Information lies deep in the DNA of The Day. Throughout its history, the newspaper has championed the Read More …

Port Authority documents reveal displeasure with media coverage – Connecticut Inside Investigator

08/31/2023 By Tricia Ennie Connecticut Port Authority (CPA) members have been unhappy with the tone of much of the press coverage of and public response to the ongoing New London Read More …

Congratulations to CFOG Journalism Award Winners

Each year, the Connecticut pro chapter of SPJ recognizes the best in Connecticut journalism in its Excellence in Journalism Contest. CFOG board members Ginny Monk, Camila Vallejo and Andy Brown Read More …

CFOG elects new officers and directors

CFOG elected new officers on 6/27: pictured: Secretary Mitchell W. Pearlman, First Vice President David Fink, President Kate Farrish, Assistant Secretary Arielle Levin Becker and Treasurer Izaskun “Sassy” Larraneta. Not Read More …

Bill Asks Local Officials To Be Both Seen and Heard – CT News Junkie

05/08/2023 By Christine Stuart Similar to what lawmakers have been trying to practice this session, some lawmakers want local boards and commission members to show their faces when talking and Read More …