The Media Access to Government Information Conference (MAGIC) was co-sponsored by the National Archives and Duke University's DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy. The primary focus of MAGIC was to enable better access to and analysis of government records by journalists and others writing about public affairs. Panelists explored obstacles and opportunities, and discussed improved access to federal, state, local and tribal government records through the use of new technologies and private sector actions.
Charles Lewis, a former 60 Minutes producer who founded The Center for Public Integrity, is a MacArthur Fellow and the founding executive editor of the new Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University.
Lewis regularly travels nationally and internationally to talk about investigative reporting and the future of journalism.