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Editorial Contest Now Open

MDDC's Editorial Contest is now open online and will accept entries until January 28, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. The MDDC Editorial Contest recognizes editorial excellence in the publications of Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia. The contest features 48 categories in each of six circulation divisions, plus a special Rookie of the Year and Freedom of Information award. ... More

Executive Director Update - December 2014

2014 has been an active year for the Association and it would not have been possible without strong support and commitment from our members. I wish you all a peaceful and enjoyable holiday season and new year. As we look back on the year, I've provided an update on Association activities in 2014. Thank you again for your commitment to MDDC! ... More

ExPress Newsletter - December 2014

Association news for December, 2014 ... More

Coalition for Open Government proposes transparency initiative for new DC mayor

The D.C. Open Government Coalition Nov. 19, presented an Open Government Action Plan to Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser, with the hope that her administration would move quickly to implement the five-part transparency initiative. MDDC participated in the development of this plan. ... More

MDDC releases report on PIA in Maryland

December 17, 2014 - Today, MDDC released a report detailing the number of Public Information Act requests local governments typically get in a year, how those requests are handled, the number of requests that are denied, charges that are assessed across the state for search or copying costs and the amount of money that local governments spend on legal fees associated with PIA requests. FULL REPORT ... More

MDDC Board Elects New Officers for 2015

At its Annual Meeting, Thursday, November 13th, Maryland | Delaware | DC Press Association board members elected Ben Phillips, president of the Afro-American Newspapers, president of the MDDC Board of Directors. He succeeds Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record, who will become MDDC's immediate past president when her term ends at the end of 2014. Also elected were Geordie Wilson, publisher of the Frederick News-Post, as vice-president, Mike Kilian, executive editor of The Daily Times, as treasurer. Karen Acton, CEO of Post Community Media, was re-elected as secretary. ... More
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