Monthly Archives: November 2011

Learn how to mine electronic data for information

Government agencies at the local, state and national levels collect reams of information about us as we pay our taxes, apply for business licenses, fill out census data and generally go about our lives. All that information goes into databases … Continue reading

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Discussing Missouri and Illinois sunshine laws

Post-Dispatch reporter Greg Jonsson (left), Illinois Press Association general counsel Don Craven and media law attorney Joe Martineau discuss access to public records during the St. Louis Pro Chapter’s November luncheon. Information on the “sunshine laws” in both states was … Continue reading

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When are public records off-limits to journalists? Find out at lunch

Are any public records off-limits to journalists? When can a reporter be legally barred from covering a meeting of a public body? And, if you think you’ve been unfairly denied access, how can you find out and how should you … Continue reading

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