Q&A: Web-only publications

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From The Mail-Journal (Milford):

Q: Does a web-only publication qualify as a member of the media that’s required to receive notification of meetings? 

A: As of 2012, a web-only publication doesn’t fit the “news media” definition found at IC 5-14-1.5-2(j) in the Open Door Law.

So a public agency would not be required to give such publications 48 hours notice of meetings that newspapers receive.

Contact Steve Key, HSPA executive director and general counsel, with media law questions at skey@hspa.com or (317) 624-4427.

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