“Full Disclosure” workshop shines light on public information, open data

In honor of Sunshine Week in North Carolina, Carolina Public Press will hold a “Full Disclosure” workshop in the Cardinal Conference Room at Western Carolina University from 2:30-6 p.m. on April 4.

The event will give journalists, students, public information officers, citizens and civic and IT leaders the essential tools, guides and instruction needed to understand and access public records and data at the local, state and federal levels. It will provide up-to-date case studies including court cases and proposed legislation.

Trainers include Amanda Martin, N.C. Press Association’s general counsel; Jon Elliston, investigations and open government editor at Carolina Public Press; and Angie Newsome, executive director and editor of Carolina Public Press.

Admission is free for WCU students with an ID and $30 for all others. Advance registration is required, and seating is limited.

www.carolinapublicpress.org or 828.279.0949.

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