public records http://blog.wlrn.org en Concern For Public-Records Access As Florida Legislative Session Nears End http://blog.wlrn.org/post/concern-public-records-access-florida-legislative-session-nears-end <p>With two weeks to go in the lawmaking session, open government and ethics measures favored by watchdog groups are stalled in the Florida Legislature. There is a two-part concern about citizen access to public records.</p><p>The first worry is about the number of public-record exemptions that are pending this year. Barbara Petersen of the First Amendment Foundation says it's a dozen<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:54:29 +0000 Rick Stone 30915 at http://blog.wlrn.org Concern For Public-Records Access As Florida Legislative Session Nears End Why Freedom Of The Press Should Matter To You, And Other Tenets Of The First Amendment Foundation http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-freedom-press-should-matter-you-and-other-tenets-first-amendment-foundation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Florida media groups are concerned about freedom of the press and open government, they turn to the </span><a href="http://floridafaf.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">First Amendment Foundation</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for help.</span></p><p>Pete Weitzel, former senior editor of the Miami Herald, founded the non-profit 30 years ago.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 04:55:04 +0000 Gina Jordan 29007 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why Freedom Of The Press Should Matter To You, And Other Tenets Of The First Amendment Foundation