Institutional Press Policies (University of Delaware)

Jonathan Rudenberg filed this request on behalf of Anne Marie Tamburro with the University of Delaware of Delaware.

It is a clone of this request.

Multi Request Institutional Press Policies


From: Anne Marie Tamburro

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Delaware 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 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 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.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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 15 business days, as the statute requires.


Jonathan Rudenberg, a citizen of Delaware, in coordination with Anne Marie Tamburro.

From: University of Delaware

Dear Mr. Rudenberg:

I write in response to the request you submitted to the
University of Delaware under the Delaware Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA").
Pursuant to Delaware's FOIA, only university documents that relate to the
expenditure of public funds are public records subject to disclosure under
the Act. 29 *Del. C. *§10002(l). Public funds are "those
funds derived from the State or any political subdivision of the State."
*Id. *at §10002(n). The documents you seek do not relate to the
expenditure of public funds. The University, therefore, has no public
records responsive to your request.

By way of further response, the University's policies are posted publicly
on its website at In
addition, some of the information you seek may be available on the website
for the Office of Communications and Marketing at


Jennifer M. Becnel-Guzzo, Esquire

Associate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel

Office of General Counsel

112 Hullihen Hall, Newark, DE 19716

University of Delaware
(302) 831-7367 | (302) 831-3055 (facsimile)


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