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Announcing the winners of our FOIA contest!

Announcing the winners of our FOIA contest!

MuckRock launched a special contest in January in search of great public records request ideas. Today we’re pleased to announce the winners.

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Think you’ve got the best FOIA idea? Here’s your chance to prove it — and win $500

Think you’ve got the best FOIA idea? Here’s your chance to prove it — and win $500

Have an idea for a public records request that can unlock important stories at the state, local, or federal level? Share it with the world and get a shot at more than $1,000 in prizes.

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̶S̶e̶c̶r̶e̶t̶ Santa: Give the gift of declassified documents this season

̶S̶e̶c̶r̶e̶t̶ Santa: Give the gift of declassified documents this season

Yesterday on Twitter, I asked the #FOIA community if anybody would be interested in “Secret Santa, but for random declassified reports?” The response was a pretty resounding chorus of affirmatives, so we’re doing this.

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Requester's Voice: National Security Cinema's Tom Secker

Requester’s Voice: National Security Cinema’s Tom Secker

Tom Secker and Matthew Alford spent years digging into a secret that was hiding in plain sight. Or rather, hiding in movie theaters, television sets, and streaming services everywhere: The secret influence the Department of Defense and intelligence community had on Hollywood. In this Requester’s Voice, Secker shares what he learned.

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