Public Records, But Not For Public Employees
How best to teach budding journalists the uses of public records laws?
Request public records. That's what student media advisor Kate Willson did at Oregon State University. But OSU bristled at the records requests--on compensation and campus crime--and Willson began to fear for her job.
We take up the issue of public records and who is entitled to what with Steven Wilker, a media law attorney practicing in Portland.