Join SPJ-DC and MuckRock in the nation’s capital to learn new FOIA tactics

FOIA expert Michael Ravnitzky shares new tactics to obtain useful records from agencies

Written by Michael Morisy
Edited by JPat Brown

In the D.C. area and want to learn how to peek inside federal agencies using FOIA? Join the Society of Professional Journalists D.C. chapter and MuckRock for a fun, informative talk given by FOIA expert Michael Ravnitzky, followed by a few rounds of FOIA Karaoke.

The event is free and open to the public, and both experienced and starting FOIA requesters will take away new insights and specific ideas that help them request useful information about topics they care about.

Ravnitzky will be sharing a bunch of new FOIA tactics and research tools - including new ways of thinking about FOIA and strategies for learning about the current administration - that have never before been shared publicly.

Afterwards, you’ll get a chance to mix and have fun with other transparency fans as we challenge participants to ad lib a variety of PowerPoint presentations - all released through FOIA! A few lucky winners might even walk away with some exclusive MuckRock swag.

The event will take place from 6:00-9pm on July 27, and light refreshments will be served. RSVP here, as space is limited. The talk will start promptly at 6:30 p.m..

The event is hosted by Street Sense Media within Church of the Epiphany at 1317 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20005.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


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