A great example of FOIA requests uncovering new information–and keeping important stories in the headlines–popped up Monday with the release of photos depicting the environmental impact of the BP oil spill in April 2010. From the Huffington Post: According to a Greenpeace press release, the environmental group filed a Freedom […]
Big news out of South Carolina for transparency and FOIA access. The state House almost unanimously passed a bill that makes it more difficult for legislators to keep government records from journalists and the public. From the Herald Online: The bill also included an amendment that makes legislators’ memos and […]
And in Richmond, Va., FOIA requests from the Richmond Times-Dispatch and the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project will lead to the release of 78 post-conviction DNA test results on July 1. From the Times-Dispatch: An amendment to the state budget, passed by the General Assembly last month, directs the release of the […]
We are sometimes only as good as our sources and lately I sense that we need more voices to tell us what’s happening with youth violence here.
That’s why the Headline Club is co-sponsoring a meeting on June 28th to bring journalists together with those who deal with youth violence….
A veteran journalist, professor and author, Robert M. Knight spent much of his professional life writing about writing.
He died on Tuesday, June 5th at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Mr. Knight was 71.
He wrote three books, most recently Writing Public Prose (Marion Street Press, March 2012). Mr. Knight considered journalism to be…