Shining a light on public records changes in COVID-19 era
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.
Updates to AP’s global investigative team
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:
Following the paper trail to group aiding abusive priests
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:
Making Sunshine Week brighter
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.
More sunlight in Sunshine Week
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.