The Sam Adams Alliance was awarded the 2009 Templeton Innovative Media Award (which comes with a $10K check) for its project, Sunshine Review.
Sunshine Review, in turn, has been handing out kudos to counties like Tulsa County, Oklahoma, which is scoring an A+. Admittedly, in Oklahoma, it would not be hard to stand out in the county-website department, inasmuch as most counties in Oklahoma do no have websites at all. But Tulsa’s A+ is an absolute grade, not a grade on the curve, because its new web re-design complies with every item on the county website checklist.
Maury County in Tennessee has said recently that it has been inspired by the Sunshine Review checklist to put more information on its website.