public records

Opening Up To Celebrate Sunshine Week

Mar 18, 2015

Let the sun shine in.  And in this case, we refer to the sun metaphorically. 

This is "Sunshine Week" across the country, the week journalists and other lovers of public documents and meetings celebrate successes in putting and keeping the public's business before the public eye. 

It's not always easy... even when documents are considered part of the public record, public agencies often put up either a fight or a high price to obtain those documents. 

Newspapers And The Shining Of Light

Mar 17, 2014
Ed Schipul

Let the sun shine! 

This week is Sunshine Week across the country, a chance to observe and celebrate the laws and efforts that keep much of the workings of government open to the people. 

Public Records, But Not For Public Employees

Jan 6, 2014

How best to teach budding journalists the uses of public records laws? 

Request public records.  That's what student media advisor Kate Willson did at Oregon State University.