GPA Active Members Eligible for $200 State Prize and $700 National Prize for Public Notice Journalism
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FREE materials will be available the week of September 15-19 for download. Please check the Newspaper Association Managers website at that time.
- National Newspaper Week, October 5-11
The GPA Annual Convention is set for June (3) 4-6, 2015 at the new Westin Jekyll Island.
Call 912-635-4545 to make reservations.
JEKYLL ISLAND, GA. - The Georgia Press Association honored winners of the 2014 Freedom of Information Award and the 2014 Better Newspaper Contest on Friday at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel during the group's 128th annual convention.
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2014 Better Newspaper Contest Winners
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Transparency Project of Georgia
The Transparency Project of Georgia is a grassroots citizens advocacy project that promotes openness in local government. Participate by sharing your experiences as we advocate for open government.
Transparency Project of Georgia
WHY I LOVE NEWSPAPERS
The Georgia Press Association is beginning a column-writing campaign to bolster the successes and the importance of our newspapers by well-known Georgians and newspaper men and women like you. Please feel free to use these columns in your newspaper to show your community what a great job you and your fellow GPA members are doing. And by all means, if you feel compelled to write a column to share in the effort, please send it to us. If you have any questions, give us a call at 770-454-6776.
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Aimee H. Madden
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New Georgia Sunshine Laws
GPA General Counsel David Hudson has complied a handbook of the new Georgia Sunshine Laws. After more than a year of work spanning two legislative sessions, an overhaul of Georgia's open government laws was passed by the General Assembly and signed by the Governor on April 17. The changes in the law are currently in effect. Please download this handbook for a detailed summary of the current Sunshine Laws.
Georgia College Press Association
Student Media Law Project
Ga Open Records/Meeting Laws
This guide was prepared by Valdosta State University
students from the Law and Journalism course in fall 2011 and is
intended to give GCPA members a quick guide to Georgia open
records/meeting law that can be customized for individual colleges and universities. It is not a substitute for legal advice or the Ga Law for Journalist, however.