FOIA 101: Tips and Tricks to Make You a Transparency Master
Never filed a public records request? Not sure what a “FOIA” is or if you know how to pronounce it? Start here.
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How a team of Reuters journalists filed 1,500 records requests to expose America’s dangerous local jails
Reuters reporters Peter Eisler and Grant Smith recently joined MuckRock to share what they learned building a nationwide database of local jail deaths. Here’s how you follow up with your own investigations.
Bullet trains and FOIA don’t often mix (snack cars aside) but this week’s FOIA roundup has inside details on California’s transportation dreams and much more, including police misconduct, legal misrepresentation, and more.