Massachusetts Public Records: Video Tutorials

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An Introduction to Public Records
Taught by NEFAC’s Jonathan M. Albano, a partner at Morgan Lewis in Boston. Albano’s practice is focused on commercial, media, and appellate litigation, as well as representing newspapers, entertainment and news broadcasters, and publishers.

3 Requests 3 Stories
Ally Jarmanning of WBUR in Boston explains how to make three specific requests using the Massachusetts public records law and what stories can be reported with the records received.

Public Record Appeals
This class focuses on the appeals process for denied records requests and strategies on how to get public information. Discussing the Massachusetts public records law is Jonathan Albano, a member of NEFAC’s Board of Directors and an attorney with Morgan Lewis in Boston.

How Newsrooms Fight Public Record Denials
Todd Wallack of WBUR in Boston shares step-by-step accounts of how he used the state’s appeals process to push back against public record denials.

Accessing Police Misconduct Records
Attorney Jeffrey Pyle at Prince Lobel and journalist Brad Petrishen at the Worcester Telegram & Gazette discuss how police misconduct records can be obtained under state law and what types of stories can be reported once you have them.