MuckRock’s year in FOIA: 2014

Beyoncé, the Bureau, and our first lawsuit

Written by JPat Brown
Edited by Michael Morisy

This year saw MuckRock’s 10,000th request and, thanks to our amazing users, that number keeps growing. Here’s the stories, big and small, you helped uncover this year.

  • Not many entities enjoy blanket protection from FOIA - but Beyoncé appears to be an exemption unto herself.

On a more serious note, this year saw some of our strongest investigative pieces yet. Special attention should be given to these three pieces:

Lastly, to our users, we want to offer a most sincere thanks - 2014 was MuckRock’s biggest year since our founding in 2010, and none of that would be possible without you. In the words of our co-founder, Michael Morisy, we can’t wait to see what you do next.

Have a transparent 2015, from all of us at MuckRock!


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