Requester's Voice: FOIA Advice, Tips, and Tricks

Requester's Voice is a regular series that interviews top FOIA and public records experts about how to get the most out of the request process.

Activists

Steven Aftergood

Maurice Frankel

Chris Meller

Phil Mocek

Harry Scheeler

Edward Vielmetti

Journalists

C.J. Ciaramella (BuzzFeed)

John Cook (Gawker)

Justin Elliott

Phil Eil

Brad Heath (USA Today)

David Jackson (Chicago Tribune)

Jenifer McKim (New England Center for Investigative Reporting)

Jennifer LaFleur (Center for Investigative Reporting)

Jason Leopold (Vice)

Kevin Poulsen (Wired)

Brandon Smith

Todd Wallack (Boston Globe)

Brooke Williams (New England Center for Investigative Reporting)

Lawyers

Kel McClanahan

Laura Rótolo

Persis Yu

Researchers

Nate Jones National Security Archive

Michael Powell

Runa Sandvik

Ryan Shapiro

MuckRock Staff

Beryl Lipton

Michael Morisy

50 States of FOIA

California

Louisiana

Massachusetts

Missouri

Iowa

Utah

Wisconsin

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Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council Co-Vice President Christa Westerberg reflects on 40 years of transparency

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.

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Requester’s Voice: Open the Government's Jesse Franzblau

Requester’s Voice: Open the Government’s Jesse Franzblau

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.

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Requester's Voice: American Oversight's Austin Evers

Requester’s Voice: American Oversight’s Austin Evers

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.

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