Two RTKL Presentations at Temple University

Yesterday, I returned to my alma mater Temple University to speak to two journalism classes about Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law.

It was great to be back on campus (so much construction!). Both classes, one with undergraduate students and one with master’s students, had outstanding questions, and I greatly appreciate the invitations.

(If you’re a journalism professor in Pennsylvania, let me know if you’d like me to speak to your class and I’ll do my best to make it happen.)

Here are the Powerpoint presentations I used:

Temple University – Prof. Jillian Bauer-Reese – Sept. 4, 2018 (PPTX)
Temple University – Prof. Jillian Bauer-Reese – Sept. 4, 2018 (PDF)
Temple University – Dr. Logan Molyneux – Sept. 4, 2018 (PPTX)
Temple University – Dr. Logan Molyneux – Sept. 4, 2018 (PDF)

Presentation to Committee of Seventy Interns

Earlier this week, a group of interns from the Committee of Seventy visited the Office of Open Records in Harrisburg to discuss the Right-to-Know Law and the OOR.

It was a great discussion, and I very much appreciate them visiting. Here’s the presentation I used to help frame the discussion:

Committee of Seventy Interns – July 31, 2018 (PPTX)
Committee of Seventy Interns – July 31, 2018 (PDF)

OOR – 2017 Annual Training

Open records_logo stackedOn October 23, the Office of Open Records held its annual training session in Harrisburg. The session included presentations by Erik Arneson, executive director; Charles Brown, chief counsel; Delene Lantz, general counsel; and George Spiess, director of training and outreach.

This year, for the first time, the training was available via webinar. We’ve also uploaded the complete event to YouTube:

To learn about upcoming training events, sign up for the OOR’s email newsletter. You can also request a training session.

Here’s the presentation we used for this year’s annual training session:

OOR Annual Training – October 23, 2017 – PDF
OOR Annual Training – October 23, 2017 – PPTX

Presentation to PASBO

Open records_logo stackedOn October 20, I took part in a webinar hosted by the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO). We discussed a number of issues related to the Right-to-Know Law and the Office of Open Records.

I was joined on the webinar by Clarence C. Kegel, Esq., of the law firm Kegel Kelin Almy & Lord LLP. (Clarence did the vast bulk of the work in preparing the PowerPoint presentation we used to guide the discussion.)

It was a great discussion, and I very much appreciate the invitation.

Here’s the presentation we used:

PASBO – October 20, 2017 – PDF
PASBO – October 20, 2017 – PPTX

PNA Sunshine Week Presentation

Earlier today, I took part in a Sunshine Week panel discussion hosted by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association (PNA).

The panel also included Melissa Melewsky, Media Law Counsel for PNA, Scott Coburn, General Counsel for the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, and Terry Mutchler, my predecessor as Executive Director of the Office of Open Records and now an attorney at Pepper Hamilton.

It was an excellent discussion, and PCN was on hand to record it for future broadcast.

Here’s the presentation I used at the event:

PNA – Sunshine Week (PDF)
PNA – Sunshine Week (PPTX)