FOI and open records

  • Event: 2017 Jackson Watchdog Workshop
  • Speaker: Gregg Mayer of Phelps Dunbar LLP
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Feb. 11 at 9:15am
  • Location: ADVANCE Classroom
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Learn how to use federal and state open records laws to draft records requests the right way. Covers ways to challenge denials and keep a steady flow of information coming into the newsroom with FOI.

Speaker Bios

  • Gregg Mayer, a former newspaper reporter, practices law in Mississippi. He has represented newspapers, television stations, journalists, authors, and government officials in a variety of First Amendment disputes. He is co-author of the Mississippi Open Government Guide, and co-author of the Mississippi chapter in Media Privacy Law - 50 State Survey.

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