Institutional Press Policies (Arkansas State University)

Sonny Albarado filed this request on behalf of Anne Marie Tamburro with the Arkansas State University of Arkansas.

It is a clone of this request.

Multi Request Institutional Press Policies


From: Anne Marie Tamburro

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

1. Any policy, guidance, handbook, manual, or standard contract concerning the institution’s interactions or relationship with members of the news media, reporters, or journalists, including but not limited to student journalists.

2. Any policy, guidance, handbook, or manual concerning the interactions or communications of institutional employees, including faculty, administrators, staff, and student employees, with the news media, reporters, or journalists, including but not limited to student journalists.

Please note that this request does not seek a search of faculty or student email accounts or records. These requests should in no way be construed to include a review or search of email accounts, websites, or other forms of data or document retention which are controlled by students, alumni, or faculty members, nor by governmental or advisory bodies controlled by the same, except insofar as any such individuals also serve in an administrative capacity and the records were created or are held by the individual in that capacity. Any search should be limited to documents held by the administration and/or its staff members, including records created or maintained by persons acting in the capacity of administrators or staff members.

This request is made on behalf of the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that aims to defend and sustain the individual rights of all Americans to free speech and free thought. This request concerns a matter of public interest. The records are sought for the purpose of researching and educating the public about policies affecting student journalists' ability to engage in news gathering and reporting on college and university campuses.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Sonny Albarado, a citizen of Arkansas, in coordination with Anne Marie Tamburro.


Ms. Tamburro,

Jeff Hankins, ASU's PIO, contacted me and asked me to submit your request
under my signature, as required by Arkansas law. He told me he was already
at work fulfilling the request but needed it to come directly from me.

Sonny Albarado
Arkansas Advocate


I responded directly to the requestor yesterday.

You will need to obtain the records from him.

Jeff Hankins
Vice President for Strategic Communications & Economic Development
501 Woodlane, Suite 600 | Little Rock, AR 72201
Office: (501) 660-1004 | Fax: (501) 660-1010<>

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From: Arkansas State University

Anne Marie,
I've attached the files provided me by ASU's public information officer in response to the FOIA request. Let me know if you need anything else.
Sonny Albarado
Arkansas Advocate