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Salary du jour: Red & Black publisher Harry Montevideo, $189,545

Salary du jour: Red & Black publisher Harry Montevideo, $189,545
August 17, 2012 --

Aug. 17, 2012 — If there’s a better way to piss off students and journalists than letting a condescending adman tell students how to run their newspaper, I can’t imagine what it would be. That, I would guess, is why UGA’s Harry Montevideo makes the big bucks. Montevideo — publisher of the Red & Black, whose key editorial staffers walked out this week — collected nearly $190,000 in salary a year ago from the non-profit that runs the student paper, tax records show.

Join the Georgia Transparency Project

Join the Georgia Transparency Project
December 12, 2011 --

State legislators say they welcome transparency regarding their personal finances — corporate and real estate holdings, government contracts and the like.But who decides what constitutes transparency? Who checks whether they’re telling us all that we’re entitled to know? They do. Just as war is too important to be left to the generals, transparency is too important to be left to the politicians.

Nov. 10

November 10, 2011 --

Report: Gingrey’s bank stock benefits may violate ethics law Unqualified ATL water workers costing you money Clayton Co. school board member disciplined for ‘misbehavior’ Debt collector fined $4.3M State board won’t remove ATL school board Legal advocate objects to student journalists’ arrests at Occupy ATL

Ga. police agencies fare poorly in statewide open records audit

November 12, 2009 --

Georgia law enforcement agencies looked somewhat less than law-abiding when student journalists asked for public records, the Georgia First Amendment Foundation reported this week. Authorities refused students’ requests, charged them excessive fees and grilled them on why they wanted the information. One sheriff complained to the president of Mercer University.