Lessons learned from fight to save GRAMA
The cover story in the current edition of Quill magazine is about the battle Utah media and open-government advocates launched to beat back an assault on the state’s Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA). The article also tells of the legislation that came out of the public outcry, which for the most part strengthened some of GRAMA’s principles. It illustrates the need of making sure the public understands that records laws are for them, not just for journalists.
Unfettered access to those in power, a push for government transparency and a vigorous defense of the First Amendment are perhaps more important now than ever before. Join us as we fight for the public’s right to know as an SPJ Supporter. Or, if you’re a journalist, we welcome you to stand with us as a Professional, Student or Retired Member.