This week’s FOIA roundup: FOIA arrives late and over budget, but still lots of stories to tell

This week’s FOIA roundup: FOIA arrives late and over budget, but still lots of stories to tell

Bullet trains and FOIA don’t often mix (snack cars aside) but this week’s FOIA roundup has inside details on California’s transportation dreams and much more, including police misconduct, legal misrepresentation, and more.

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Release Notes: DocumentCloud accounts for everyone plus entity extraction beta and scheduled publication

Release Notes: DocumentCloud accounts for everyone plus entity extraction beta and scheduled publication

It’s been a while since we’ve published release notes, but we have a lot to share, including improvements to our crowdsourcing Assignments tool and a number of new DocumentCloud features.

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This week’s FOIA roundup: Louisiana doesn't want you asking questions and a potentially out-of-this-world response

This week’s FOIA roundup: Louisiana doesn’t want you asking questions and a potentially out-of-this-world response

This week, we take a look at how Louisiana’s Attorney General not only backtracked on a records release, but decided to throw the book at a requester in a surprising way. Plus new documents from the Defense Intelligence Agency provide fodder for star-struck requesters.

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Training: Investigating your local jails? Reuters journalists share how to analyze and understand their new national data set

Training: Investigating your local jails? Reuters journalists share how to analyze and understand their new national data set

After years of reporting, Reuters has released a first-of-its-kind national database of deaths in local jails, offering a unique resource for news organizations looking to examine inmate mortality in the facilities they cover. Next Wednesday, Peter Eisler and Grant Smith share how they gathered and cleaned the data and how you can use it for your own reporting and analysis.

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FOIA Roundup: New York's nursing home data finally comes out, hidden price of generic drugs, and more stories FOIA told this week

FOIA Roundup: New York’s nursing home data finally comes out, hidden price of generic drugs, and more stories FOIA told this week

In this week’s FOIA roundup, a look at how open data was shown to be misleading through a FOIA request, the case of the high-priced pens, and what FOIA shows us about name brand drugs versus generics.

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