Rhode Island Public Records: Video Tutorials

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An Introduction to Public Records
Taught by Mark Freel, a partner at Locke Lord in Providence. Freel has served as lead counsel in numerous cases involving constitutional and civil rights, including First Amendment rights and section 1983 claims.

3 Requests 3 Stories
Amanda Milkovits at The Boston Globe explains how to make three specific requests using the state’s Access to Public Records Act and what stories can be reported with the information 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 Access to Public Records Act is attorney Ray Marcaccio who represents local news media organizations.

How Newsrooms Fight Public Record Denials
Eli Sherman of WPRI-Providence shares step-by-step accounts of how he used the state’s appeals process to push back against public record denials.