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Prize Winners

Two big winners this week for outstanding open govt. work by newspapers:

Today, Mark Mahoney of the of The Post-Star, Glens Falls, N.Y., won a Pulitzer for editorial writing "for his relentless, down-to-earth editorials on the perils of local government secrecy, effectively admonishing citizens to uphold their right to know."

Last week, The Oklahoman was honored by the Society of Professional Journalists for Public Service in Online Journalism for its "Your Right to Know" series ( The paper, reporter Bryan Dean and opinion writer Owen Canfield won SPJ First Amendment Awards from the Fort Worth Pro Chapter ( for work on open government issues.

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