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MuckRock Release Notes: Review incoming Assignment submissions

MuckRock Release Notes: Review incoming Assignment submissions

If you’re up and running with an Assignments, it’s now easier than ever to review the results and flag interesting items as they come in. If you’re not using Assignments, there’s never been a better time to give them a try!

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What you missed from our FOIA Slack Chat with Mike Masnick

What you missed from our FOIA Slack Chat with Mike Masnick

Founder of Techdirt and the Copia Institute, Mike Masnick joined us last Friday for a talk on government ownership of copyrights.

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New Jersey State Police releases policies regarding officer domestic violence, but no details on enforcement

New Jersey State Police releases policies regarding officer domestic violence, but no details on enforcement

Out of 50 state police departments whose domestic violence response policies were requested, only the New Jersey State Police released their policy pertaining to domestic violence incidents involving police officers. However, after nearly a year of waiting, the NJSP have still yet to release docs detailing how many officers have been accused, what they’ve been accused of, and whether or not they are still employed.

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What you missed from our FOIA Slack Chat with Lynn Walsh

What you missed from our FOIA Slack Chat with Lynn Walsh

Emmy-award winning journalist Lynn Walsh joined us on MuckRock’s Slack channel last Friday, where she shared her advice on using FOIAs in an investigative piece.

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Visualizing transparency: Comparing request processing times

Visualizing transparency: Comparing request processing times

Records requests can take anywhere between a few days to sometimes even years. But how much does the level of the agency impact how long you’ll have to wait? Eesha Pendharkar sifted through the last four years of our request data to find out.

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