The latest on open records

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Michael Morisy of MuckRock; Jackie Kazil of Capital One; Kathleen Johnston of Indiana University; Tom Clyde of Kilpatrick Townsend
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 5 at 2:10pm
  • Location: International 8-9
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

*Moderated by Kathleen Johnston, independent journalist

To successfully get the data and documents you want, it's key to understand how the law is changing and what developments are on the horizon. This session looks at the current state of open records regulations, and where the trends are heading, particularly as it applies to data.

This session is good for: Anyone.

Speaker Bios

  • Tom Clyde focuses his practice on complex business and appellate matters, with an emphasis on representing print,television,internet and communications companies.He defends clients in lawsuits challenging First Amendment protected speech.Mr. Clyde has extensive experience in defending publishers,broadcasters and other information providers against claims alleging defamation,invasion of privacy,infringement of intellectual property rights and newsgathering misconduct.He represented numerous internet-based publishers in cases involving privacy,blogging,anonymous speech,the DMCA,user generated content and electronic eavesdropping issues.

  • Founding director of the Arnolt Center for investigative journalism at Indiana University. Formerly longtime senior investigative producer at CNN in Atlanta and a similar role at CBS NEWS in DC. Prior to television producing, had a long career in newspapers. Multiple awards including IRE, national Emmy, Columbia DuPont, Peabodys, ,Murrows. Specializing in counter terrorism and homeland security ; congressional spending and breaking new events. 

  • Jackie loves data and teaching coding. The author of the O’Reilly book, Data Wrangling with Python, she has worked in finance, government, and journalism, focusing on public service. In her current role, she is a tech fellow at Capital One. Previously, she co-founded 18F, was a Presidential Innovation Fellow, and has worked at The Washington Post. Notable projects include: Geoq,, and Top Secret America. Twitter & Medium: @jackiekazil

  • Michael Morisy is the co-founder and chief executive of the MuckRock Foundation, a non-profit that builds open source tools used by journalists and newsrooms around the world, including MuckRock, DocumentCloud, FOIA Machine, and oTranscribe. @Morisy

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