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Pete Weitzel

Pete Weitzel is the freedom of information coordinator for the Coalition of Journalists for Open Government, based in Washington, D.C.   He is a former managing editor of the Miami Herald, where he worked as a reporter and editor for nearly 40 years.   He helped found the Florida First Amendment Foundation, serving as its president from 1985 to1995, and also helped launched the National Freedom of Information Coalition and served as its second president.  He remains on the board of the Florida foundation.   After retiring from The Herald in 1995, he taught at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and then at the University of North Carolina journalism school and Duke Law School and served as executive director of the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence, an organization that investigates cases of possible wrongful conviction.  In January, 2004, he became coordinator for CJOG, an alliance of 30 journalism-related organizations working together on open government issues.



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