Sunshine Week panel: How to get your hands on public records

In recognition of national Sunshine Week, CFOIC and KUSA-TV hosted a panel for citizens and journalists Wednesday evening on access to public records. Moderator Kyle Clark led panelists Melissa Blasius, Joel Dyer, Keli Rabon and Steve Zansberg through a lively discussion filled with practical tips and strategies.

View the entire panel presentation below.

CFOIC open records panel (from left): Melissa Blasius, 9Wants to Know investigative reporter; Joel Dyer, Boulder Weekly editor; Keli Rabon, CALL7 investigative reporter; Steve Zansberg, Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz attorney and CFOIC president; and moderator Kyle Clark, 9News co-anchor.

Sunshine Week is a national initiative spearheaded by the American Society of News Editors to educate the public about the importance of open government and the dangers of excessive and unnecessary secrecy. It was established in 2005 with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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