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Student journalists in Wisconsin are asking the state attorney general to clarify whether university student government organizations are subject to the state's sunshine laws.
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Jonathan Anderson, former Editor-in-Chief of the UWM
Post at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is the 2009 winner of the
"College Press Freedom Award" for his tireless advocacy in pressing
for greater access to public records from the university and its student
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Editors at the University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee's UWM Post filed suit today challenging their
college's claim that any document that identifies a student - even
the recording of a student's voice speaking at a public committee meeting
- is a confidential "educational record" that cannot be
released under Wisconsin's public-records law.The Post and its former editor-in-chief, Jonathan
Anderson, filed suit today in Milwaukee County Circuit Court, seeking a
declaration that the records sought by the Post are covered by the
Wisconsin Open Records Law.
The UWM Post at the University of Wisconsin,
Milwaukee, was awarded a settlement last week in its public records lawsuit
against the university.