Sunshine Day is from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 at Elon University in Oaks 212. Speakers will include veteran journalists from North Carolina and more than a dozen experts and advocates for open government, including keynote speaker Barbara A. Petersen, the president of the First Amendment Foundation in Florida.
Elon encourages citizens, journalists, government employees, librarians, lawyers, public officials, anyone and everyone to attend.
The N.C. Press Association has provided a great public service by posting a guide to open government and records on its site.
This new booklet has been published jointly by the North Carolina Attorney General's office and the North Carolina Press Association. All of the answers have been carefully crafted by lawyers to make the law as easy to understand as possible.
Also on the site: the open meetings law and the public records law.