WRAL: Submit a records request like a pro in 8 easy steps

WRAL: Submit a records request like a pro in 8 easy steps. “There’s nothing inherently special about journalists’ access to government records under the law – anything we can get, you can get. But given that requesting documents is a regular part of our job (WRAL News has about 30 requests pending with various agencies right now), we’ve picked up a few strategies that help us get our information a little more quickly. Sunshine Week, an annual celebration of open government taking place this year from March 11 to March 18, is a great opportunity to share what we know so you can access public information like a pro. We’re talking mostly about North Carolina public records law here, but much of this advice applies on the federal level, too.”