Galveston County Daily News
Title of Entry:
Battle over lab secrecy
01 - Community Service
Laura Elder, Heber Taylor, Michael A. Smith
The fight for open government is one of the greatest services a newspaper can make to its community. The Daily News laid bare official obfuscation and double-talk that sought to keep important public information secret, and succeeded in preventing what would have been bad legislation. This kind of watchdog work is why local journalism is so important to a community.