FCC Media Policies

Brooke Williams filed this request with the Federal Communications Commission of the United States of America.
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From: Brooke Williams

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Any and all documents stating, outlining and/or referencing how FCC employees are expected to interact, or not interact, with members of the news media, including but not limited to memos, meeting notes and/or emails referencing how employees are expected to handle contacts from members of the media.

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 MuckRock.com, 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 commitment to an open and transparent government process. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions.


Brooke Williams
Investigative Reporter
Journalism Fellow, Harvard Law School

From: Stephanie Kost

Dear Ms. Williams:

This acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Your request has been assigned FOIA Control Number 2015-076. Agencies are allowed 20 working days to respond to your request, extending this period for an additional 10 working days under certain circumstances. See 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(A)(i) and 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B)(i). We anticipate responding to your request on 12/11/14. If additional time is needed to respond to your request you will be notified.

If you have any questions concerning this notice, please call the FOIA Office at: (202) 418-0440.


From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 29, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number # 2015-076.

Thank you for your help.

From: Laurence Schecker

Dear Ms. Williams:

On behalf of the Office of Media Relations, attached is the response to your Freedom of Information Act request.


Larry Schecker

Laurence H. Schecker
Special Counsel
Office of General Counsel
Administrative Law Division
Federal Communications Commission
445 - 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554

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