Remarks and welcome from Bill Lueders, president of the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council; Keynote address by Gene Policinski, senior vice president/executive director of the First Amendment Center; and State Open Government Hall of Fame Induction - This year's inductee is Toby Nixon, president of Washington Coalition for Open Government (WCOG) and a city council member in Kirkland, Washington.
A panel discusses the impact and issues surrounding instant digital photography as a source of public information. Panelists include: Robert Drechsel, professor of journalism & mass communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Mickey H. Osterreicher, counsel to Hiscock & Barclay, LLP and general counsel for the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA); and Gina Barton, investigative reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Moderated by: Lucy Dalglish, executive director, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.
The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council seeks to safeguard access to information that citizens must have to act responsibly in a free and democratic society. The FOIC champions Wisconsin's Open Records and Open Meetings Laws. This meeting featured a representative from Wisconsin Attorney General J B Van Hollen's office discussing the State's public records laws.