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2016 MD Public Information Act Survey

The Maryland Attorney General’s office has been tasked with writing a report about the efficacy of the Public Information Act. The Association and other advocates have worked closely with the AG’s office to develop a survey that will inform the interim report, due to be released in late 2016.

Please share your perspective so that we can make sure the problems you experience are included in the interim report. The survey is about 15 minutes long and can only be completed in one sitting. The survey is open to everyone. The deadline is Sunday, September 18th at midnight. ... More

Contact Congress about overtime regulations

September 23, 2016
Employers are fuming over the new overtime regulations that will take effect December 1, 2016, which raise the threshold for overtime consideration by more than 100%. Legal challenges to the regulations have been raised, and bills have been introduced in Congress to roll back the regulation. Contact your senators if this issue affects you. ... More

Winners of advertising contest celebrated

Members and supporters of the Maryland | Delaware | DC Press Association came together September 8, 2016 at a luncheon program to honor excellence in media sales by recognizing the winners of the Advertising Contest, which celebrates print and online work completed between June 1,2015 and May 31, 2016. ... More

Comment on Howard Co. School Board PIA requests

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Data visualization with charts

As journalists present more data visually, charts take on more importance. What to use where? This handy post helps make sense of it all. ... More

Open Government advocacy groups urge changes to proposed WMATA Safety Oversight Authority

Advocates from DC, Maryland and Virginia unite to mandate right of access in the authority’s meetings and documents.

Leadership of the D.C. Open Government Coalition, MDDC Press Association and Virginia Coalition for Open Government have jointly written a letter urging legislators to ensure the public and members of the press have access to meetings and documents from the proposed Metrorail Safety Commission for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (“WMATA” or “Metro”). ... More
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