Tag Archives: #open records

It’s time for vigilance on open records

Your Right to Know / Mark Pitsch Records advocates plan traveling show Among the many remarkable things about the defeat of the proposed overhaul of the Wisconsin Public Records Law over the July 4 weekend last summer was the way … Continue reading

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SPJ Madison, WFOIC sponsor Open Government Traveling Show

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 23, 2016 Contact: Mark Pitsch, (608) 252-6145; Bill Lueders, (608) 669-4712 Open Government Advocates to Take Show on the Road Advocates of open government in Wisconsin are planning a three-day, eight-city informational tour to highlight the … Continue reading

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SPJ letter to legislative leaders

SPJ Madison and SPJ Region 6 sent this letter today: VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL July 3, 2015 Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald Assembly Speaker Robin Vos Dear Sen. Fitzgerald and Rep. Vos:

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Open those cookies, and more

Your Right to Know By Mark Pitsch As part of national Sunshine Week, March 16-22, members of the Madison student and professional chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists fanned out across the capital city, handing out fortune cookies.

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SPJ statement on records fees

Jan. 28, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mark Pitsch, president, Madison pro chapter, Society of Professional Journalists; 608-252-6145 In response to news reports that Rep. Garey Bies is introducing a bill that would require requestors to pay fees for blacking … Continue reading

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SPJ open records, open meeting training

Nov. 7, 2012 A vital democracy requires government transparency and a vigilant press. To that end, the Wisconsin Open Records and Open Meetings laws provide avenues for the media and citizens to serve as watchdogs on government operations. To help … Continue reading

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