ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government will honor three individuals and an organization as “champions of transparency” during its annual luncheon on Wednesday.
Speaking at the event will be James Neff, a prize-winning author and the Philadelphia Media Group’s deputy managing editor for investigations and projects. Neff’s books include: “The Wrong Man: The Final Verdict on the Dr. Sam Sheppard Murder Case”; “Vendetta,” a book about Robert F. Kennedy’s war against Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa; and “Mobbed Up,” a biography of Teamster president Jackie Presser, adapted into an HBO movie.
Receiving this year’s Dixon First Amendment Awards are: whistleblower and citizen advocate Sondra Everhart, data journalist Sandra Fish, attorney A. Blair Dunn and Animal Village New Mexico.
Doors open at 11 a.m. at Embassy Suites in Albuquerque, with the program starting at 11:30.