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From the Winter 2002 issue of The News Media & The Law, page 34.

From the Winter 2002 issue of The News Media & The Law, page 34.

The following is a list of open records compliance audits conducted in the country since Indiana started the trend in 1998.

StateDate Conducted by
Arizona2000 Associated Press Managing Editors of Arizona
Arkansas1999 Newspapers
California2000 California First Amendment Coalition/Society of Professional Journalists
Colorado2000 Colorado Press Association/Associated Press
Connecticut2000 Connecticut Foundation for Open Gov’t Inc./The Conn. Freedom of Information Commission
District of Columbia2000 Council Committee on Government Operations
Florida1999 The News Journal
Georgia1999 Georgia First Amendment Foundation/Georgia Associated Press
Illinois 199915 news organizations and The Associated Press
Indiana 19987 newspapers
Iowa 200012 daily newspapers/1 weekly newspaper
Kansas 199919 Kansas newspapers
Maryland 2000The Capital/19 newspapers
Michigan 2000The Detroit News
Minnesota 2000Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists/Associated Press/television stations/newspapers
Mississippi 2000Mississippi Press Association/Mississippi Center for Freedom of Information/ Associated Press/Common Cause
New Jersey 1999The Press of Atlantic City
New Mexico 2000New Mexico Press Association/The Associated Press/Mew Mexico Foundation for Open Government
North Carolina 1999North Carolina Press Association/North Carolina Associated Press Council
Oklahoma2000 Freedom of Information Oklahoma Inc./ The Oklahoman/Oklahoma Press Association/Tulsa World
Pennsylvania1999 14 newspapers
Rhode Island1999 Brown University/ Common Cause
South Carolina1999 14 newspapers/ University of South Carolina students
Virginia1998 Newspapers
Washington2001 25 newspapers and The Associated Press
West Virginia2001 Associated Press Managing Editors Association
Wisconsin1999 Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council