Free Press is hosting a free training for journalists who are interested in conducting public/political file inspections of local television broadcasters. The first one will take place on Wednesday, April 4 at 2pm EDT.
Free Press recently conducted more than 50 public file inspections across the country and has developed a set of resources for helping journalists navigate this process and make the most of the data these files hold.
In an era of record political ad spending these files contain important information about where all that money is going and who is paying for advertising. Broadcasters are required to make the information in these files available to the public, but have been aggressively fighting efforts at the FCC to put those files online. As a result, more and more journalists, organizations and activists are stepping up to get their hands on this information themselves by conducting inspections.
The 60-minute training will provide information about how to do an inspection and what kind of information is in the public and political file.
Please RSVP using the link below and Free Press will send you more information.