Access to Law for Reporters: How PACER Impedes (and Enables) Journalism | Happening @ Michigan
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"Sarah Jeong, a journalist trained as a lawyer, covers how access to law affects reporters, and why open access is important for better journalism. The PACER system (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) is the source of many reported stories in the media, from true crime to science features to cute items about monkeys taking selfies. But its gated interface and clunky architecture throw a lot of hurdles in the way.
This event is in celebration of Open Access Week (October 24-30, 2016), a global event to increase awareness about the importance of access to information."