How to become a public records ninja

  • Event: 2019 Lexington Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Eleanor Klibanoff of Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting; James Pilcher of The Cincinnati Enquirer
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 5 at 9:15am
  • Location: Kincaid Auditorium - Univ. of Kentucky
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Learn how to use FOIA and state open-records laws to supercharge your reporting. Panelists will talk through the provisions of the laws, what you can get and what you can't, strategies for overcoming common roadblocks and techniques for building public records reporting into your daily routine.

Speaker Bios

  • Eleanor Klibanoff is a reporter with the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, part of Louisville Public Media. Before moving to Louisville, Klibanoff worked for Keystone Crossroads, a public radio collaboration in Pennsylvania, and was a Kroc fellow at NPR. A state cabinet once threw an ice cream party when they finished fulfilling her (somewhat extensive) records request. Twitter: @eklib

  • James Pilcher is an investigative reporter for the Cincinnati/Kentucky Enquirer and has been a practicing journalist for the past 25 years. He's won numerous journalism awards and was part of the reporting team at The Enquirer that won the 2018 Pulitzer for Local Reporting. James teaches investigative and data journalism as the Journalist in Residence for the University of Kentucky. @jamespilcher

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