Want to learn more about goverments’ obligations to be open and transparent? Want to kow what documents are available and how you get them, especially when some influential folks might prefer that you kept your nose out of it?
WHYY’s NewsWorks presents Open Records 101: Your Guide to Open Government, and they’re offering some answers this Tuesday evening, March 12.
The Sunlight Foundation’s Bill Allison will talk about making the most of public records and WHYY reporters Dave Davies and Holly Otterbein will share stories from the trenches.
Allison is the Editorial Director at the Sunlight Foundation. A veteran investigative journalist and editor for nonprofit media, he worked for the Center for Public Integrity for nine years, where he co-authored The Cheating of America with Charles Lewis, was senior editor of The Buying of the President 2000 and co-editor of the New York Times bestseller The Buying of the President 2004. He edited projects on topics ranging from the role of international arms smugglers and private military companies in failing states around the world to the rise of section 527 organizations in American politics. Prior to joining the Center, Allison worked for eight years for The Philadelphia Inquirer—the last two as researcher for Pulitzer Prize winning reporters Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele.
The panel discussion will be led by WHYY’s Vice President for News and Civic Dialogue, Chris Satullo. The event at the WHYY offices at 150 North Sixth Street gets underway at 7:15 p.m. You can RSVP here.