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Participants from across Western North Carolina — journalists, citizens, students — are gathering for Carolina Public Press’ Full Disclosure workshops being held today, Thursday, at Western Carolina University and on Friday at UNC Asheville.

The topic is all about local, state and federal public information. What it is. How to get it. And why it matters.

Last-minute registrations can be made here.

Are you interested, but can’t make it to the workshops?

Follow the conversation here, at There’s a real-time conversation tracker from Twitter to the right. We’ll be live Tweeting the events.

But send in your comments, questions and thoughts, too. Here’s how:

On Twitter, use hashtag #cppopenrecord to get your tweet in the conversation. We’ll be reading them before, during and after the workshops.

On Facebook, post on our wall. We’ll be checking in there, posting pictures and video snips from the sessions.

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Angie Newsome is the executive director and editor of Carolina Public Press. Contact her at (828) 774-5290 or e-mail her at

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