Naples Daily News: Marines’ ‘free press’ tradition marches on

BY PHIL LEWIS

When a fellow named Mike Trephan came to me eight years back with the idea of having the local Marine Corps League sponsor an “Honor the Free Press Day,” I was all for it, yet a bit skeptical.

Trephan’s plan called for a day of observance each year in Naples featuring a noted American who . . . → Read More: Naples Daily News: Marines’ ‘free press’ tradition marches on

Scott imposes fees for Fla. public records copies

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is imposing fees on public records request to pay for staff time and the cost of making copies.

In announcing the fees Thursday, the new Republican governor cited a sharp increase in such requests since he took office in January.

Citizens making requests will be provided with cost estimates before the . . . → Read More: Scott imposes fees for Fla. public records copies

Celebrate National Freedom of Information Day at USF

Come help us celebrate National Freedom of Information Day at the University of South Florida the evening of March 16.

Citizens, journalists, and attorneys will engage in a lively discussion about Florida’s famed open government laws and their struggles accessing the records and meetings of our government.

During the second half of the program, representatives of various state . . . → Read More: Celebrate National Freedom of Information Day at USF

AP to develop mobile version of preprint circulars

The Associated Press Board of Directors voted this week to test a mobile version of the preprint circulars that newspapers insert in their weekend sections.

The mobile advertising solution, called iCircular, differs from other online coupon and shopping solutions in that it focuses on driving customers into their local retail stores and providing them tools to manage . . . → Read More: AP to develop mobile version of preprint circulars