2007 FOI Summit Sponsors

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The National Freedom of Information Coalition and the Washington Coalition for Open Government would like to thank the sponsors for their generous support for this year's FOI Summit in Seattle.

Without their support, it would be impossible to bring together FOI advocates from across the nation to further our work, which is to spread the growth of grassroots freedom of information advocates.

Please click on a logo to learn more about that sponsor.

The Associated Press—The Associated Press is the largest and oldest news organization in the world, serving as a source of news, photos, graphics, audio and video. AP's mission is to be the essential global news network.

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP (co-sponsoring Saturday's luncheon)—DWT's practice is as diverse as it is sophisticated, offering a range and scope of experience few other law firms can match. We represent a single, powerful industry-focused resource for dealing with the host of interrelated legal issues businesses face today.

Fisher Communications, Inc.—Fisher Communications is a Seattle-based communications and media company focused on creating, aggregating, and distributing information and entertainment to a broad range of audiences.

Hearst Newspapers— Hearst Newspapers publishes 12 daily newspapers. Their leading newspapers include the Houston Chronicle, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Antonio Express-News, the Albany Times Union, and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

The McClatchy Company—The McClatchy Company is the second-largest newspaper company in the United States, a leading newspaper and internet publisher dedicated to the values of quality journalism, free expression and community service.

Microsoft Corporation—As a company, and as individuals, we value integrity, honesty, openness, personal excellence, constructive self-criticism, continual self-improvement, and mutual respect.

The Plain Dealer—The Plain Dealer was established in 1842, less than 50 years after Moses Cleaveland first landed on the banks of the Cuyahoga River. It is Ohio's largest daily newspaper with over 776,000 readers daily.

Scripps, Howard Foundation—The Scripps Howard Foundation is the corporate foundation of The E.W. Scripps Company. Our mission is to advance the cause of a free press through support of excellence in journalism, quality journalism education and professional development.

The Seattle Times Company (co-sponsoring Saturday's luncheon)—Founded in 1896 by Alden J. Blethen, The Seattle Times Company is a fourth- and fifth-generation family business. Our flagship newspaper, The Seattle Times, is the largest daily newspaper in Washington state.

Sigma Delta Chi Foundation (sponsoring Sunshine Chair travel scholarships)—SDX supports the educational programs of the Society of Professional Journalists and serves the professional needs of journalists and students pursuing careers in journalism.

Spokesman-Review—SpokesmanReview.com is the online edition of The Spokesman-Review, Spokane's 113-year-old daily newspaper. It is the largest news and information provider in the Inland Northwest. The award-winning Spokesman-Review is recognized as one of the finest papers in the country today.

Washington Library Association—Washington's citizens rely upon libraries to further their education, enhance their skills in the work place, fully function in today's global society, and enrich and enjoy their daily lives. The Washington Library Association, with a membership of over 1300 individuals and 39 institutions, provides the leadership needed to develop, improve, and promote library services to all Washington residents.

Washington State Association of Broadcasters—Among WSAB's goals is to promote and protect free, over-the-air, broadcasters' interests before Congress and Washington State Legislature.

Witherspoon, Kelley, Davenport & Toole, P.S.—Founded on principles of trust, integrity and excellence which have guided it ever since, Witherspoon Kelley emerged as a leader throughout the Inland Northwest.