Introducing MuckRock’s Student Journalist FOIA Grantees

Introducing MuckRock’s Student Journalist FOIA Grantees

Helping the FOIA terrorists of tomorrow get started today

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Edited by JPat Brown

In August, we announced a new initiative to support up-and-coming FOIA fighters who want to help better understand and report on government. Today we’re pleased to announce the first three participants in the inaugural MuckRock Student Journalist FOIA Grants.

Each grantee receives a free MuckRock organizational account, three hours of free consulting time for their FOIA requests and projects, $200 to go toward requests fees to agencies, as well as help sharing their work with the world. There are three other participants who are currently keeping their projects private, and we look forward to announcing them later on in the year.

The Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism: The Investigative Reporting Program is the core of investigative reporting at UC Berkeley. Through classes and individualized guidance through major document-based investigations, the program aids student journalists in learning both basic and advanced investigative reporting techniques.

The College Fix: A non-profit student-reported publication covering higher education with a conservative bent.

The Ithacan: Ithaca College’s weekly student newspaper has tackled a variety of challenging subjects, such as reporting on allegations of racial profiling on campus to an investigation into the college by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

Congratulations to the participants and we’re looking forward to helping out with some great reporting projects.

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