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Donald Trump in Hershey, Pa., in mid-December.

In my role as head of a national group of local indie publishers, I signed onto a letter to incoming President Trump and VP Pence, urging changes to government policies that restrict reporters — and you — from learning what leaders and regulators are doing. The letter followed a series sent to President Obama and officials, urging greater transparency in dealings with the press and public. Read more»

President Barack Obama delivers an address to the nation on immigration, from the East Room of the White House, Nov. 20, 2014.

In my role as head of a national group of local indie publishers, I signed onto another letter to the Obama administration, urging changes to federal government policies that restrict reporters — and you — from learning what leaders and regulators are doing. Read more» 1

Cuillier speaking to a Senate committee Tuesday.

"We have reached a tipping point – a crisis situation – when it comes to freedom of information in this country. We are frogs in the kettle of slowly heating water," the head of the UA Journalism School, David Cuillier, told Congress on Tuesday. "The law is broken. FOIA has been co-opted as a tool of secrecy, not transparency." Read more»

TucsonSentinel.com is a nonprofit local independent online news organization that reports nonpartisan news in the public interest, adhering to the highest professional standards of accuracy, fairness and integrity. Read more»

President Barack Obama delivers an address to the nation on immigration, from the East Room of the White House, Nov. 20, 2014.

The director of the UA School of Journalism, David Cuillier, said a delegation representing more than 50 journalism and open government groups had a "good discussion" as they pushed the Obama administration on transparency at a meeting Tuesday. Read more»

President Barack Obama delivers an address to the nation on immigration, from the East Room of the White House, Nov. 20, 2014.

In my role as head of a national group of local indie publishers, I signed onto a letter to President Obama urging changes to federal government policies that restrict reporters — and you — from learning what leaders and regulators are doing. Read more»

Cuillier spoke to journalists at the Excellence in Journalism conference as he took office Monday.

David Cuillier, director of the University of Arizona School of Journalism, was installed as the president of the Society of Professional Journalists on Monday. A nationally recognized expert of freedom of information, Cuillier said "professional journalists are needed more than ever – given all the misinformation and bunk out there." Read more» 1

Reporters do a lot of things to earn their keep: interview public figures, comb through the fine print of public records, attend community events, work to offer comprehensive background on the tough questions we face together. But what we get paid for is something that should never be questioned, never be for sale. Trust. Read more» 6