Should police departments redact victim information?

The Henry County Police Department has recently begun redacting victim and witness information from certain initial incident reports. And while we’re all about protecting victims and witnesses (for obvious reasons), we also believe that’s a huge problem. Here’s why: According to numerous legal minds much smarter than myself, the Georgia Open Records Act does not…

Time to champion Sunshine Week

Sunshine Week 2014 begins Sunday, March 16. The Transparency Project encourages all open government advocates, newspapers, watchdog groups and public officials who believe in the importance of government transparency to join us in highlighting this week long effort. The American Society of News Editors and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press are encouraging open…

GPA Press Institute — Thank You!

We felt like the belle of the ball this weekend at the Georgia Press Association’s annual Press Institute in Athens.  For those of you who are unfamiliar, it’s an annual two-day conference for college and professional journalists to gather and learn from one another. The schedule is chock full of sessions led by well-known industry…