Sunshine Week is March March 10-16, 2019.  From the Radio-Television Digital News Association:  “Journalists across the country are finding it increasingly difficult (and expensive) to access public records and also to access public officials, facing on a daily basis increased barriers to press access to those elected or appointed to represent the people our members work to keep informed.”

“Yet our latest research surveying local TV and radio newsrooms, to be released this summer, will show local broadcast newsrooms are spending more time, energy and money pursuing public records and placing increased emphasis on investigative and accountability journalism.”

“In more cases, journalists are “making the problem the story,” and increasing their own transparency in explaining their pursuit of supposedly public information and records.”

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