Jackson Sun gets $1,600 public records bill after requesting to see accreditation emails at UT-Martin

The Jackson Sun in a Sunday editorial called for reform of the state’s public records fee schedule after getting a $1,600 public records bill for copies of emails about University of Tennessee at Continue Reading

The Tennessean: UT withholds emails about student athletes, citing FERPA

The Tennessean’s news director Maria DeVarenne said the University of Tennessee is stonewalling the news organization’s efforts to report on allegations of sexual assault against football players. In a story Continue Reading

News Sentinel: Ruling affirms broad definition of public records

This editorial was published in the Knoxville News Sentinel on March 31. It is reprinted here with permission: Blount County Circuit Court Judge David Duggan struck a blow for open Continue Reading

The need for transparency with teeth: A lesson from Chris Christie

We in Tennessee can learn something from the New Jersey bridge scandal that put Gov. Chris Christie who championed “transparency” now staring down accusations of violating the state’s public records Continue Reading