March 15 kicks off Sunshine Week, a time when journalists and news organizations promote open government and “sunshine” laws that require government business to be publicly accessible.
As part of Sunshine Week, the National Press Club Journalism Institute and the National Press Club’s press freedom team will host a discussion on public access to information and the role that investigative journalism plays in restoring public trust, with practical advice from Associated Press global investigations editor Ron Nixon and The Markup president Nabiha Syed, moderated by CQ Roll Call senior writer John Donnelly.
Participants will learn:
- How to overcome obstacles and access government information
- Methods for diversifying investigative teams and what/who journalists investigate
- Ways news organizations are addressing escalating threats to journalists