Frank Gibson

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Frank Gibson is a journalist and longtime open government advocate based in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the founder and executive director of the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government.

Gibson is the former government editor of The Tennessean newspaper in Nashville, where he worked for more than three decades, starting as a copy clerk. He retired in 2004 to launch TCOG.

He served as national president of the Society of Professional Journalists in 1990-91 and headed its Project Sunshine initiative.[1] In 1994 he was honored by SPJ with the Wells Memorial Key, the highest honor given by the society, recognizing lifetime achievement to the organization[2].

Gibson's affiliation with SPJ dates to his tenure as editor of the Daily Beacon at the University of Tennessee. He is originally from Gleason, Tennessee.