Tips for getting to public records

It’s not uncommon for reporters to have difficulty getting access to public records, but if you get enough practice, you learn a lot of lessons along the way. Tisha Thompson is one of those reporters. She recently shared her nine-point list of tips, which include a few steps to consider... - MORE -

Judge sides with media in open records case

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals issued a decision on Dec. 5 siding with the media in a Racine County case that’s been sealed off to the public. The court ruled that Racine County Circuit Court Judge Eugene Gasiorkiewicz should determine which specific documents involving an open-records case filed by Racine... - MORE -
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Open Records Law

As a reporter working in Wisconsin, you should be aware that our state has a very strong open records law, both in the statutes passed by the state legislature and in the case law where the open records law has been tested in court.  In Wisconsin, there is a presumption... - MORE -