Topic: “State open record laws”

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 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 Behind the News

Reporter provides rare view inside Coke

, by Paul Colford

One top AP editor said the story "sent dominoes tumbling in all directions."

Business reporter Candice Choi obtained stunning emails that showed Coca-Cola Co. was a guiding force behind a nonprofit group founded to fight obesity. "Coke helped pick the group's leaders, edited its mission statement and suggested articles and videos for its website," Choi wrote.