Using Public Records Like an Investigative Journalist. With PETER ST. CYR, Executive Director of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government, New Mexico’s Top Open Advocacy Group
Meet Peter St. Cyr, the new executive director at the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government and an Emmy Award-winning journalist, on Sunday, April 2. Using the state’s public record laws, St. Cyr has cut through political spin, uncovered corruption and exposed fraud. A watchdog reporter for three decades, St. Cyr, who has been a journalism fellow at John Jay College, Ohio State University and with the Institute for Journalism and Justice, has published stories in the Santa Fe Reporter, ABQ Free Press, ABQ the Magazine and contributed reporting to KOB, KOAT, CNN, Westwood One, and ABC Radio. Hear examples of how public records helped expose a corrupt state senator, revealed cronyism in New Mexico’s medical cannabis program, and how New Mexico’s top open government advocate is working to strengthen and defend transparency at all levels of government.