San Diego City Council declares "Dave Maass Day" in honor of his journalism work and "endless Public Records Act Requests."
Three alt-weekly reporters will be among 31 participants of a McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute, "Investigating Super PACs," taking place in Washington, D.C. this weekend.
In concert with Sunshine Week, San Diego CityBeat has collaborated with a local organization to launch Open San Diego Flashlight, an online bookmark collection which makes government records and public databases more accessible.
Kuro Crow is a collection of three short stories that were inspired by Maass' observations of Tokyo at the turn of the 21st Century.
NewLiberian.com, a nonprofit human-rights news site co-founded by San Diego CityBeat's Dave Maass, is partnering with the NGO The Niapele Project in an effort to get American newsrooms to donate spare books and magazines for a "Journalists' Book Drive" to benefit reporters in Liberia. "Books are very expensive in Liberia and some reporters can't even afford a day's meal, let alone buy journalism books," NewLiberian.com editor Sematics King Jr. says. "Therefore, books will really be an added advantage to many Liberian journalists who did not get the opportunity to study journalism at all in college."
Reporter staff writer Dave Maass dominated the news writing category for Division 1 Weeklies (over 5,000 circulation) in the annual New Mexico Press Association newspaper contest. Maass won both first and second place in the category, making him the only winner in the category for Division 1. Additionally, SFR writer Zane Fischer placed first for column writing. The awards were announced at a banquet on Sunday.
In honor of Sunshine Week, which is March 16-22 this year, the Reporter has launched "version 2.0" of MuckrakersGuide.com, "a toolshed of links and resources for digging up public records." The website began with a January cover story by Dave Maass and now features more than 200 links to databases and search engines that will help citizen watchdogs. The Reporter plans to continue growing the site, and welcomes all questions and additional links.