Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Freedom of Information Summit goes virtual Sept. 24-Oct. 1

The National Freedom of Information Coalition will hold a virtual FOI Summit from Sept. 24 to Oct. 1. Much like the National Newspaper Association convention Oct. 1-3, the online approach gives many journalists – including a disproportionate share of rural journalists – their first real chance to attend such a meeting. The cost is less than $25. Click here for more information or to register.

The FOI Summit will consist of seven sessions over seven days, along with a hands-on training seminar. From the event website: "Hear from open government and public information experts about the latest developments impacting state and local government transparency. Topics include police reforms, virtual public meetings, covid-19 health data, accessing public records, funding economic development, creating a transparency culture in public institutions, FOI research paper presentations and an [Investigative Reporters & Editors] hands-on data training seminar."

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