Celebrating Sunshine Week 2017, the National Press Club Journalism Institute’s Freedom of the Press Committee will join with the D.C. Open Government Coalition to present the sixth annual D.C. Open Government Summit on March 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The 2017 D.C. Open Government Summit will focus on the state of government transparency in the District of Columbia. We will once again look at omnibus legislation designed to improve the D.C. Freedom of Information and Strengthening Transparency and Open Access to Government Amendment Act and improve access to government data, hearing directly from the legislation’s primary sponsor, Councilmember David Grosso. There will also be a series of “lightning talks” on topics including body camera legislation, access to government officials’ text messages and open data.
American University School of Communication and the DC SPJ Chapter are co-sponsors of the event.
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