The Tennessee Coalition for Open Government recently elected Anita Bugg to its Board of Directors.
Bugg is news director of Nashville’s public radio station WPLN where she has worked since 1995 in roles that have also included Morning Edition host and assignment editor. Bugg fills the board seat representing Tennessee Associated Press Managing Editors. She is a member of Society of Professional Journalists and Public Radio News Directors, Inc. She graduated with a bachelor’s of arts in journalism from Murray State University, where she worked for commercial stations and discovered her first public radio “home” with WKMS.
TCOG is a non-partisan, non-profit organization founded in 2003 whose sole mission is to preserve and improve government transparency. Its mission rests on the belief that access to government information, through public records and public meetings, is crucial in allowing informed citizen participation in a democratic society.
Its programs include workshops and civic presentations, development of educational resources, advocacy, a hotline for citizens and journalists, and tracking of legislation and litigation that could impact rights of access to public records and government meetings.
TCOG participates as a member of the National Freedom of Information Coalition, an alliance of similar open government groups in other states.