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 is executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop in Washington. A MacArthur Fellow, former ABC News and CBS News 60 Minutes producer and best-selling author or co-author of six books, he founded two Pulitzer Price-winning nonprofit new organizations, the Center for Public Integrity and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.
Lewis regularly travels nationally and internationally to talk about investigative reporting and the future of journalism.