University to host Freedom of Information event March 27
March 25, 2013 - The graduate journalism program in the School of Communications will host a panel discussion on how to navigate freedom of information laws to find information for investigative journalism news stories on Wednesday, March 27, at 6 p.m. in Room 311 in the Rocky Top Student Center on the York Hill Campus, 305 Sherman Avenue, Hamden.
The panelists will be:
- Lynne DeLucia, moderator, editor, Connecticut Health Investigative Team
- Beau Berman, investigative reporter, WTIC-TV
- Bill Cummings, investigative reporter, Hearst CT Newspapers
- Matt Kauffman, investigative reporter, Hartford Courant
- Jill Konopka, investigative reporter, WFSB-TV
The session is a continuation of Sunshine Week, the annual, national promotion of the need for open government and freedom of information. Participants include news media, civic groups, libraries, nonprofits, schools and others interested in the public's right to know.
The panel is sponsored by the New England First Amendment Coalition, Connecticut Foundation for Open Government, Connecticut Library Association, Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut.
Light refreshments will be available. Free parking is available on the York Hill Campus, 305 Sherman Ave. in Hamden.
For more information, please contact Rich Hanley, director of the graduate journalism program, 203-582-8439 or firstname.lastname@example.org.