Sunshine Laws for Journalists and Citizens: Training Package

Course Overview

Title:
Sunshine Laws for Journalists and Citizens: Training Package
Cost:
$75.00
Included in this package:

You can buy individual courses within this package for $29.95 each or buy all three at a discount price of $75.

About Training Packages

Purchase this Training Package to be enrolled in all of its courses.

The Sunshine Training Package, a joint effort of the First Amendment Foundation and Poynter News University. It provides an overview of Florida’s open meetings and public records laws, as well as the ethics requirements incumbent upon public officials and employees.

If you are a journalist or interested in Sunshine Laws, you can buy all three individual courses for $29.95 each or this training package for $75 per person.

To enroll, click the blue "Add to Cart" button on the right. If you have any questions please contact us at info@newsu.org.

This training package is not a certification.

Enroll in the Sunshine Certificate for Florida Public Officers and Staff to earn a certificate of proficiency.

If you are a lawyer looking for for CLE credits enroll in Sunshine Certificate for Florida Attorneys

What Will I Learn:

  • How public officials must comply with Florida ethics laws, including procedural requirements and penalties for failure to comply
  • Rules for open meetings, including rights for Florida citizens, exemptions and penalties for failure to comply
  • Rules for public records, including timelines for producing them and regulations around fees, as well as penalties for failure to comply

Who Should Take This Course:

All journalists and informed citizens who want to learn about Florida Sunshine Laws.

Additional Information:

Section 112.3142 of the Florida Statutes requires that all state attorneys and public defenders receive annual ethics training that covers the Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees and the public records and public meetings laws of this state.

Note: The only way to earn the certificate is to enroll in the Sunshine Certificate program. Those who enroll in each course individually will not have access to the certificate of proficiency.

Open government is a longstanding tradition in Florida, whose Sunshine Laws are among the strongest in the United States. The First Amendment Foundation believes that government openness and transparency are critical elements of democratic government and to fostering citizens' trust and involvement in governance.

Partner

The First Amendment Foundation believes that government openness and transparency is critical to citizen trust and involvement in a democratic society — without Government in the Sunshine, civic engagement cannot bloom. Through ongoing monitoring of the state’s public records and open meetings laws, and the education of government officials and the citizens they serve about those laws, the Foundation promotes the public’s constitutional right to oversee and to participate in the governance process.