James Madison Freedom of Information Award

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The James Madison Freedom of Information Award is a San Francisco Bay Area honor given to individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to the advancement of freedom of expression, particularly freedom of information (as in freedom of information legislation and open government).

The award is intended to reflect the spirit of former U.S. statesman and president James Madison, traditionally regarded as the "Father of the United States Constitution" and primary author behind the George Mason-inspired United States Bill of Rights, and in particular the First Amendment.

The award goes to media and community organizations, journalists, students, and citizens from the nine-county Bay Area who have defended public access to government meetings, public records, and court proceedings, or who have furthered other more general issues of freedom of expression and information.

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  1. ^ "SPJ NORCAL HONORS 2018 JAMES MADISON FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AWARD WINNERS". SPJ NORCAL. Feb 21, 2018. Archived from the original on 23 Mar 2019. Retrieved 21 April 2022.
  2. ^ "SPJ NORCAL JAMES MADISON AWARDS PODCAST CELEBRATES JOURNALIST DAVID WEIR AND FIRST AMENDMENT CHAMPIONS". SPJ NORCAL. Nov 30, 2020. Archived from the original on 4 Dec 2020. Retrieved 21 April 2022.

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