Jeff Jarvis syllabus and curriculum records

J.K. Trotter filed this request with the CUNY — Graduate School of Journalism of New York City, NY.


From: J.K. Trotter

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

Teaching materials for a course called “New Business Models for News” taught by Jeff Jarvis. Requested records include the syllabus, copies of any handouts distributed in class, copies of any presentations or PowerPoints shown during the course, and any course evaluations submitted by enrolled students between January 1 2013 and August 1 2014.

The requested records include any notes, worksheets, and/or reference materials personally used by Jeff Jarvis to deliver the lectures and/or in-class discussions.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


J.K. Trotter

From: Amy Dunkin

August 6, 2014

J.K. Trotter
c/o MuckRock News
DEPT MR 12798
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Re: FOIL Request

Dear Mr. Trotter:

This letter acknowledges receipt of your e-mail dated August 4, in which you seek certain electronic records pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law (Public Officers Law, Article 6) from the CUNY School of Journalism.

Pursuant to Public Officers Law §89(3)(a), you shall be notified in writing on or about September 3, 2014, whether your request will be granted in whole or in part, or denied. Please note that the fee for photocopying is 25¢ per page. If your request is granted in whole or in part, the School of Journalism shall simultaneously supply a page count with a calculation of the associated fee.


Amy Dunkin
Records Access Officer
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
City University of New York


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 4, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: CUNY — Graduate School of Journalism

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: CUNY — Graduate School of Journalism

A copy of documents responsive to the request.