Topic: “FOIA”

Posted in Behind the News

Shining a light on public records changes in COVID-19 era

, by Patrick Maks

This Sunshine Week, AP is examining the backsliding of press access and government transparency in the wake of pandemic-induced changes to public records and meeting laws.

Posted in Announcements

Updates to AP’s global investigative team

, by Patrick Maks

In a memo to staff on Friday, Global Investigations Editor Ron Nixon and Deputy Global Investigations Editor Alison Kodjak announced a reorganized global investigative team that will continue to deliver ambitious journalism:

Posted in Behind the News

Following the paper trail to group aiding abusive priests

, by Patrick Maks

In a memo to staff, Managing Editor Brian Carovillano outlined how shoe leather reporting and Freedom of Information requests revealed a small nonprofit in Michigan that was serving as a rapid-response team for hundreds of priests accused of sex abuse:

Posted in Behind the News

Making Sunshine Week brighter

, by Lauren Easton

This Sunshine Week, AP has activated its Sunshine Hub, an online transparency tool that tracks state legislative attempts to alter the flow of public information.

Posted in Industry Insights

More sunlight in Sunshine Week

, by Paul Colford

This Sunshine Week has unfolded amid a flurry of developments that highlight the importance of seeking greater access through court action and the legislative process — or, as one case illustrates, by not taking no for an answer.

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