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We are pleased to offer The Utah Reporters Almanac as a free pdf resource. This guide includes helpful articles on understanding how to file GRAMA requests (Government Records Access and Management Act), recent court and state records committee decisions and how they affect you as well as a recap of recent legislation affecting government transparency.

The Utah Reporters Almanac 2024

Inside the 2024 Almanac

I. GRAMA and State Records Committee decision

Meet the new state ombudsman/Who sits on the State Records Committee?/Observe & report/GRAMA contest winner/Vexed or vexatious?

II. Legal

Inmate challenges state law he says was meant as retaliation against whistleblowers/Records what records?/ Judge blasts office of Attorney General Sean Reyes for ‘haphazard’ record keeping

III. Legislature 2024

IV. Data and Databases

How to request court data

The Utah Reporters Almanac 2023

Inside the 2023 Almanac

I. GRAMA & State Records Committee decisions

How to appeal a records denial to the State Records Committee/Records appeal for another U. tragedy affirms initial
contact reports are public/Snow job: FOX 13’s Nate Carlisle on winning against an agency’s industry-friendly records denial arguments.

II: Legal

Who you gonna call?: First Amendment attorney Jeff Hunt reflects on three decades of running Utah’s Freedom of Information Hotline/Court decision on internal police documents gives reporters some hope

III. Legislature 2023

IV: Data and databases

Finding stories in the data.

The Utah Reporters Almanac 2022

Inside the 2022 Almanac

I. GRAMA & State Records Committee decisions

GRAMA filing 101/Cashing in on Petito: How not to get overcharged for records/GRAMA contest winner Raphael Cordray/Meet Rosemary Cundiff, the state records ombudsman/The cold argument: Arguing and winning access to cold case files/Records appeal slugfest: How Sam Stecklow won six appeals in one day

II Legal

McKitrick v. Gibson: Why documents can’t be blocked because embarass a public official/Standing up for open meetings: how journalists fought against closed public meetings in southern Utah/Noteworthy cases still pending

III Legislature 2022