Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic and we continue to see government restrictions on the flow of civic information to the public. The question is, will these restrictions linger long after the pandemic is over?
David Cuillier, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the University of Arizona School of Journalism, where he has taught since 2006. A former public affairs journalist, Cuillier earned his doctorate from Washington State University in Communication. He researches and teaches access to government information, and is co-author of "The Art of Access: Strategies for Acquiring Public Records" and "Transparency 2.0: Digital Data and Privacy in a Wired World." He served as national president of the Society of Professional Journalists and is currently president of the National Freedom of Information Coalition. He has testified three times before Congress regarding the Freedom of Information Act and provides training and talks in FOI frequently to journalists and citizens. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter @DavidCuillier.