Special ’emergency’ episode: Should news media be defined in statute?

Local News Matters podcast: This week, a draft of a Colorado open records bill circulated on Twitter. The bill, among other things, would give a special cost break to news media—as defined in the bill—on records requests. Should journalists get special treatment and should government define who’s included in that designation? Jeff Roberts, president of the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition and of the National Freedom of Information Coalition, and Corey Hutchins, writer of the “‘Inside the News in Colorado” newsletter, join host Tim Regan-Porter to discuss.

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