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Wanda Garner Cash teaches journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, where she is a fellow to the S. Griffin Singer Professorship.
A community newspaper veteran with more than 25 years' experience, Cash previously was editor and publisher of The Baytown Sun, executive editor of The Brazosport (TX) Facts, assistant managing editor of The Galveston County Daily News and editor of the Kerrville (TX) Daily Times.
Cash and her husband Richard also owned The Ingram News in rural Central Texas for eight years, winning the Texas Press Association's designation of best weekly in the state in its circulation class in 1985.
A past president of the Texas Press Association and Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas, she organized a media coalition to push for a Texas shield law in 2005.
She has been a TPA member since 1982 and on the board of directors since 1998, working primarily with the Legislative Advisory Committee jointly comprised of members from TPA and the Texas Daily Newspaper Association. Through this group and various other media affiliations, she has been an long-time advocate of open government, testifying at the Legislature, organizing FOI education efforts, lobbying for public access and resisting attempts to limit the public's right to know.
Journalism; Freedom of Information Act; freedom of the press; community newspapers; public access to court records; open government, newspaper management