A police department in Reserve, Pa., tried to stop a public-records requester from making his own duplicates of government expense-account documents. But the state open-records commission, adding Pennsylvania to a growing list of states, says there's a legal right to take pictures of government documents.
State open-records practices are (gradually) getting as smart as your phone
In what's being hailed as a "game-changer" for citizen watchdogs, Arizona's attorney general says government agencies shouldn't impose fees for inspecting public records and making copies with your own electronic device.Attorney General Tom Horne's Dec.
Q&A with doctoral fellow Liz Woolery about citizens’ newsgathering rights
We enjoyed the presentations and papers shared last week at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference here in Washington, D.C.