MuckRock’s year in FOIA: 2018

MuckRock’s year in FOIA: 2018

An annual tradition, now with 100% fewer editors driven to madness!

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Since 2014, MuckRock’s Executive Editor JPat Brown has been putting together an annual year in review, highlighting the triumphs, tragedies, and cheap redaction gags of the past twelve months. When he started doing this, MuckRock was averaging about three stories a week. Now we publish three articles a day, and last year’s two-parter nearly killed him.

So this year, we’re breaking up the Year in FOIA into sections, from what we uncovered in our ongoing investigatory projects to a look at which states tweaked their public records laws. It’s a lot easier on JPat, and between you and me, a lot more interesting than reading him riff for a few thousand words.

So enjoy, and from all us on staff, we can’t than you enough for making our work possible. (Oh, and on that note, donations are still doubled through the rest of the year thanks to #NewsMatch.)

MuckRock’s Year in FOIA: 2018

How our transparency community grew this year

Biggest stories of the year

The year in Projects

State law rundown

Sunshine Spotlight: Massachusetts

The top five top five lists of the year

Image via US National Archives Flickr