Resources

How Journalists and the Public Shape Our Democracy: From Social Media and “Fake News” to Reporting Just the Facts

This booklet is a media education guide geared toward the public that explores the role of journalism in our democracy. This is a joint project between the Atlanta Press Club, the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications and the Georgia Humanities. The Georgia First Amendment Foundation also provided support. We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and The Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.

How to file an Open Record Request in the State of Georgia

Check out this useful guide from the Georgia First Amendment Foundation.

Do you have an Open Records or Open Meetings question?

If you’re a reporter who has an Open Records or Open Meetings question, the Press Club’s First Amendment Committee may have an answer.  Email info@atlpressclub.org and put “Sunshine Law” in the subject line. This is a service for any working reporter, including those who are not APC members.

Georgia’s Open Records and Open Meetings Laws

Georgia’s Open Records and Open Meetings laws, plus guides to using them. These are issued by the Office of the Attorney General of Georgia and local governments must abide by them.

The Georgia Attorney General’s Open Government Mediation Program

This program can assist journalists and members of the public if their Open Records Request is not met. Keep in mind that the program takes cases on a voluntary basis and is not required by law to help. 

A guide to Open Government in Georgia from the Georgia First Amendment Foundation

Check out The Red Book, a useful resource on Georgia’s Sunshine Laws, published by the Georgia First Amendment Foundation.