FOI and open records

  • Event: 2017 Dallas Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Jason Bloom of Haynes and Boone, LLP; Megan Luther of InvestigateTV
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 10 at 1:15pm
  • Location: Umphrey Lee Hall Room 283
  • 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

  • Jason Bloom is a partner in Haynes and Boone's Dallas office and heads the firm's Copyright Practice Group. Jason specializes in intellectual property and First Amendment litigation, and routinely represents clients in media, copyright, trademark, and trade secret disputes in state and federal court. In the last quarter of 2016, Jason argued copyright and First Amendment cases to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Texas Supreme Court, and Dallas Court of Appeals.

  • Megan Luther is an investigative producer with InvestigateTV, Gray Television's national investigative team. Previously, she was IRE's Senior Training Director and a data analyst for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Megan, mother of two, works remotely in South Dakota. @MeganLuther

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