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Jenifer McKim (New England Center for Investigative Reporting)
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Jason Leopold (Vice)
Kevin Poulsen (Wired)
Todd Wallack (Boston Globe)
Brooke Williams (New England Center for Investigative Reporting)
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Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council Co-Vice President Christa Westerberg reflects on 40 years of transparency
In light of the groups 40th anniversary celebration at the end of this month, Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council Co-Vice President Christa Westerberg sat down with MuckRock to talk about the group’s decades promoting transparency in the Badger State.
For this week’s Requester’s Voice, MuckRock spoke with Open the Government policy analyst Jesse Franzblau about investigating immigration policy and the doing FOIA work under the Trump administration.
Austin Evers is the executive director of American Oversight, an independent watchdog that uses litigation to access documents the public is rightfully entitled to under FOIA protections. After serving as senior counsel to the State Department for transparency-related matters under the Obama Administration, Evers founded American Oversight in response to the election of President Donald Trump. Evers shared his experience in FOIA litigation and offered advice to requesters in an interview with MuckRock.