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Freedom of Information Act Roundtable


Join leaders of the South Carolina Press Association for an in-depth conversation about how the Freedom of Information Act affects the news you hear every day. The panelists of veteran journalists will discuss how FOIA helps them keep the public informed and how you can do the same.  Q&A session to follow!


South Carolina Press Association panelists:

  • SCPA Attorney Taylor Smith
  • Gina Smith, regional projects editor The State, The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette and Founder of SC Investigates
  • Alexandra Whitbeck, reporter for The People-Sentinel in Barnwell and SCPA’s current Weekly Journalist of the Year
  • Matthew Hensley, editor of The Post and Courier Spartanburg


South Carolina State Library
Learning Lab
1500 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201




If you need a reasonable accommodation in order to participate, please contact the organizer at least two weeks prior to the event.

Questions about the event?

Please contact the Public Services Librarian Melanie Griffin.

Thursday, July 18, 2024
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Learning Lab, SC State Library, 1500 Senate Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Registration has closed.