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FOIA Fest is designed for all journalists, students, community organizations and residents.
*Learn how to use FOIA to access public records
*Understand Michigan’s Open Meetings Act
*Become active in enhancing Michigan’s transparency of government
You will learn from the experts:
- Seasoned Journalists
- FOIA Attorneys
- Media Specialists
List of speakers and panelists
- Vincent Duffy – Michigan Radio
- Jennifer Dukarski, Butzel Law Firm- Freedom of Information Act training
- Kathy Barks Hoffman, VP Martin Waymire – Public Affairs Consultant
- Sam Klemet, President & CEO Michigan Association of Broadcasters
- Gary Miles, Editor & Publisher - The Detroit News
- Chastity Pratt, SPJ-Detroit VP& FOIA chair – The Wall Street Journal
- Dr. Matthew Seeger, Dean Wayne State University
- Alicia Nails, Director of the Journalism Institute for Media Diversity