The Brechner Center develops initiatives that give the public timely and affordable access to the information needed for informed, participatory citizenship.
"The local answers for fighting drug addiction in particular communities can be obscured in a sea of inadequate, unsound or just plain wrong data." #datadeserts https://www.routefifty.com/health-human-services/2019/12/opioids-drugs-data-barrett-greene/161773/
Joined by @SPLC, @NewsEditors, @spj_tweets @NFOIC and others, we're urging the Supreme Court to hear author Jon Krakauer's FOI case, an opportunity to set sensible boundaries on the needlessly confusing FERPA privacy statute. http://brechner.org/2019/12/09/media-coalition-asks-supreme-court-to-hear-author-krakauers-appeal-for-access-to-campus-safety-records/
“That’s the problem with nondisclosure agreements. ... When they become overly broad, their very existence becomes a problem.” -#UFLaw Prof Mark Fenster @mfenster21 quoted in @latimes https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-12-06/pete-buttigieg-has-a-nondisclosure-agreement
"PR gatekeeping culture" on college campuses is impeding student journalists' access to news sources. Reporters say they're sometimes forced to make do with a prepared PR statement in place of first-hand information. http://www.strosechronicle.com/fresh/protocol-change-limits-learning/