Knox County mayor proposes removing photography ban on public records

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett has proposed changing the county’s public records policy to remove the ban on taking pictures of public records, a ban that was adopted when the Continue Reading

Court of Appeals gives NewsChannel 5 Phil Williams a win in ongoing libel case by DA

The Court of Appeals affirmed today that fair and accurate news reports of judicial proceedings are protected from defamation claims, giving a win to NewsChannel 5 and its chief investigative Continue Reading

Would your school board vote on a capital plan without public notice?

If there’s one type of governing body that generates the most open meetings questions to my help line, it’s school boards. So let’s put ourselves in the shoes of a Continue Reading

Broadcasters association advises Open Records Counsel that blanket ban on photos of public records is unreasonable, inefficient

The Tennessee Association of Broadcasters has added its voice to the growing number of entities who have urged the Office of Open Records Counsel to revise its Model Public Records Continue Reading