MuckRock asked Russ Kick, the investigative archivist behind the Memory Hole and AltGov, to offer his thoughts on the Department of the Interior’s proposed changes to how it would handle FOIA requests - and what we can do to push back against it.
Since the 1992 passing and signing of the JFK Assassination Records Collection Act, millions of pages of this collection have been released. This Thursday, if all goes according to plan, the rest of the documents will finally be made public - and we want your help going through them.
Last year, seven agencies began experimenting with a new policy dubbed “Release to One, Release to All.” The goal was to make any information released under a FOIA request available for everyone online, and now the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press wants your feedback.
Happy FOIAentines Day from us here at MuckRock! If you’re not familiar with the holiday, this celebration of transparent affection is observed the Tuesday after President’s day. It’s pretty much Valentine’s Day, but a couple days late and the important parts are missing.