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Out-Of-State FOIA-Filing Case Bound For Supreme Court

October 10, 2012 FOIA Illinois 0

Should non-residents be granted Freedom of Information Requests for state government data? An appeal challenging a Virginia law that prohibits non-Virginians from FOIAing state files is heading to the U.S. Supreme Court for reevaluation. The appeal comes from Mark J. McBurney of Rhode Island and Roger W. Hurlbert of California, […]

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University Of Virginia vs. State FOIA Law, Again

October 15, 2012 FOIA Illinois 0

Last month, e-mail correspondence between scientists was ruled exempt from the Virginia Freedom of Information Act in a case that pit the right-wing American Tradition Institute against U.Va. climate scientist Michael Mann. Associate Director of the Virginia Coalition for Open Government¬†Megan Rhyne weighs in on another recent FOIA-related standoff at […]

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Obama vs. FOIA?

October 17, 2012 FOIA Illinois 0

An hour before President Obama took to the stage for a second debate with Gov. Mitt Romney that many say he won, the¬†Washington Examiner website published a damning Op-Ed distilling¬†Christopher Horner’s “The Liberal War on Transparency,” which it calls “a 300-plus-page indictment on Obama’s transparency promises, particularly when it comes […]

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University of Illinois Reports Record FOIA Requests

October 29, 2012 FOIA Illinois 0

The University of Illinois has been in the news quite a bit this year, and University officials say all that press is prompting a record number of FOIA inquiries. Officials say they’ve fulfilled a majority of the 520 information requests received through September, reviewing more than 100,000 pages of documents […]

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SPJ JournCamp

October 29, 2012 0

SPJ is committed to bringing you training and tools in all areas of journalism. In this daylong workshop, you’ll get practical, skills-based professional development that will help you be a better journalist.
http://www.spj.org/journcamp.asp
 

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Career Survival 101

October 16, 2012 0

Yes — You Can Survive!
Photo By Peter Bella
The ups and downs of journalism can benefit even laid-off journalists, four experts say. All have landed on their feet, and discussed their checkered job history with about 30 people at the Chicago Headline Club’s…

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Board Minutes – 10/2012

October 10, 2012 Mike Ewing 0

Chicago Headline Club
Board of Directors meeting
Fri. Oct. 5, 2012
FOI Vice President Fernando Diaz called the meeting to order at 9:15 a.m. Present: Fernando, Dann Gire, Kristen Schorsch, Steve Franklin, Flynn McRoberts, Alden Loury, Mary Wisniewski, Casey Bukro, Aimee DeBat, Susan S. Stevens and by phone Jon Seidel, Odette Yousef and…

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Board Minutes – 09/2012

October 10, 2012 Mike Ewing 0

Chicago Headline Club
Board of Directors meeting
Fri. Sept. 9, 2012
President Aldon Loury called the meeting to order at 9:05 a.m.
Present: Alden, Hugh Delios, Dann Gire, Howard Dubin, Mary Wisniewski, Rob Elder, Kristen Schorsch, Steve Franklin, Angela Caputo, Odette Yousef, Aimee DeBat, Susan S. Stevens, Casey Bukro, and by phone, Beth Konrad,…