Here are some pro tips on filing a FOIA request in Illinois, including what’s available under state law, how to file a request and what to do if you’re denied. The expert panel included Casey Toner, Jared Rutecki, Katie Drews, and was moderated by Brett Chase. This video was taken […]
Often student journalists have to jump extra hurdles to get access to public information, from administrators censoring or trying to control the flow of information to not getting a FOIA request answered on time (or even at all). Rachel Hinton, Peter Grieve, Nader Issa, Megan Bennett, and moderator Richelle Rogers […]
Is it harder to get public information these days? Are the days of hiding emails in personal accounts over? Experts will weigh in these issues and more. Mick Dumke, Bill Ruthhart, Stacy St. Clair and Jeff Coen weigh in. This video was taken during FOIA Fest 2017, which brought journalists […]
David Cuillier, Director of the University of Arizona School of Journalism and Former Chair of SPJ’s Freedom of Information Committee, kicks off FOIA Fest 2017. This video was taken during FOIA Fest 2017, which brought journalists together to share tips and tools on how to dig for the truth using […]
FOIA Fest 2017 brought journalists together to share tips and tools on how to dig for the truth using the Freedom of Information Act, including panels and training sessions on everything from finding records hidden in plain sight to analyzing data for hard-hitting investigations.