Using open records laws

  • Event: 2015 Nashville Higher Education Workshop
  • Speaker: Deborah Fisher of Tennessee Coalition for Open Government
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Feb. 14 at 9:00am
  • Location: Lecture Hall
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Documents can help you nail down a variety of stories on campus and throughout your community. Learn how to use federal and state laws, how to write an open-records request the right way and how to appeal and challenge denials.

Speaker Bios

  • Deborah Fisher has been executive director of Tennessee Coalition for Open Government since November 2013 where she leads the nonprofit organization in promoting and preserving access to government information and proceedings through the state’s open records and open meetings laws. Previously, Fisher spent 25 years as a media executive  and leader, beginning as a news reporter at a daily community newspaper and eventually becoming an editor where she managed newsrooms and news teams across topics, including investigations, public affairs reporting, business reporting, breaking news and features. 

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