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Why government transparency is on the decline

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Accountability and transparency are two important words for journalists, particularly when it comes to the government. Beyond the first amendment, there are laws at the state and federal level aimed to increase governmental accountability and transparency. But what’s the situation really like? How difficult is it for journalists to get the information they need? And what reasons do government officials give for keeping some information private?

This week on Intersection, we’ll take a closer look at government transparency.


Bob Priddy, news director, MissouriNet
Judd Slivka, consultant and former communications director, Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Charles Davis, professor, Missouri School of Journalism

Rehman Tungekar is a former producer for KBIA, who left at the beginning of 2014.