Journalism – Thursday 12/10

MA Open Gov guide
Click on the above link to take you to a PDF of Massachusetts open records law. Write up information on your portion of the law to present to the whole group. Address what your section of the law allows for (and/or prohibits) and an example of why you or someone else would seek this information. This will prepare us for tomorrow’s panel!

Here are the pages you’re looking for:

Basic application – p. 3 – 8
Exemptions to the law – p. 8 -14
Categories – p. 17 – 22
Electronic records – p. 14 -16
Procedure – p. 22 -25

 

For students studying how these laws apply to students in public schools and college, click on the link below. Read pages 1 -4 and the conclusion paragraph on page 8. http://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn.getsnworks.com/spl/pdf/ferpa_wp.pdf

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