“During my eight years as editor of Cleveland’s Plain Dealer, I speed-dialed Marburger’s phone number whenever
an access problem loomed. Access with Attitude isn’t quite that, but it’s the next best thing. It belongs on every bookshelf
— Doug Clifton, former editor, Plain Dealer
“Access with Attitude is a practical and insightful guide for dealing with an issue that vexes journalists across the state: how to hold governments accountable. Marburger and Idsvoog have created a useful reference for those forced to play an increasingly costly and time-consuming game of hide-and-seek with the public’s information.”
— David Giles, attorney, The E. W. Scripps Company
“I am so pleased to have had the opportunity to read Access with Attitude. The legal advice is invaluable, but what sets the book apart are the practical tips. I recommend it to lawyers, publishers, editors reporters and anyone interested in government transparency.”
— Jack Greiner, outside cousel to the Cincinnati Enquirer
“Access with Attitude provides every citizen, every journalist, every lawyer and every government office with a clear and straightforward guide to making Ohio’s Public Records Act work. Anyone who is contemplating making a request for government records will benefit from its clear and insightful suggestions. You’ll write a better request and get the records you seek with greater speed and ease if you follow these authors’ advice. If you are going to have one book about how to access government records in Ohio, then Marburger and Idsvoog’s Access with Attitude is the one you want on your shelf.”
— Susan Gilles, John E. Sullivan Designated Professor of Law, Capital University Law School
About the Author
David Marburger specializes in First Amendment, libel, and media law. He received his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and his B.S. from Syracuse University.
Karl Idsvoog is an associate professor of journalism at Kent State University. He is an award-winning investigative reporter and producer and conducts training for media development for the U.S. Department of State, IREX, Internews, the International Center for Journalists, and Radio Free Asia.