Public records: Tips and tactics

  • Event: 2018 Palm Springs Watchdog Workshop
  • Speaker: Norberto Santana of Voice of OC
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Sep. 6 at 2:30pm
  • Location: Fillmore Room
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Hear practical advice and strategies for crafting public records requests, tracking them and holding officials’ feet to the fire. Includes strategies for dealing with excuses and obstacles from public officials who stand in your way of getting key documents and data.

Speaker Bios

  • Norberto Santana Jr. is an award-winning investigative reporter with more than two decades reporting experience, largely focused on local government across Southern California. He’s worked as a staff writer for the Orange County Register, the San Diego Union Tribune, the San Bernardino County Sun, the Virgin Islands Daily News and Congressional Quarterly. Since 2009, he’s led the digital nonprofit newsroom, Voice of OC, covering civic life in Orange County, California.

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  • Public records: Tips and tactics
    Norberto Santana, longtime investigative reporter and Voice of OC founding publisher, offered practical advice and strategies for crafting public records requests, tracking them and holding officials’ feet to the fire at the 2018 Palm Springs Watchdog Workshop. He includes strategies for dealing with excuses and obstacles from public officials who stand in your way of getting key documents and data.