Transparency And FOIA In The Age Of Trump
Here's to hoping it won't be a total eclipse from the start
By Scott A, Leadingham, Quill, Feb. 23, 2017
What does the Trump administration mean for freedom of information, public records, and general government accountability and transparency? Maybe the news media should shy away from the prediction business based on the not-too-stellar record of poll watching in 2016. No matter who is president, there’s an ever-increasing need for vigilance from journalists to safeguard the values of government transparency and openness underscored by the Freedom of Information Act and all public records laws.
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