Source:Pam Dempsey, Jason Hancock and Daxton Stewart
Affiliation:The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, The Kansas City Star and Texas Christian University
So many good public records stories have come from email communications among public officials. But as more and more public officials move away from email and communicate via text message, social media and secretive messaging apps, it's not as easy for journalists and the public to get their hands on these more ephemeral records. We'll discuss some strategies to find and get copies of these records, as well as how public records laws are adapting to these new technologies.