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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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Sunshine Week 2019: Thanks to the transparency community, public records reporting is stronger than ever

Sunshine Week 2019: Thanks to the transparency community, public records reporting is stronger than ever

For Sunshine Week, we wanted to look at how public records has been behind some of the biggest headlines of the year, and how those stories can inspire a whole new crop of reporting. Sunlight may be the best disinfectant, but transparency is contagious.

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Heavy-hitting national reporting

Heavy-hitting national reporting

At the federal level, FOIA reporting tells the stories that matter.

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Light-hearted looks into the federal government

Light-hearted looks into the federal government

Thanks to some creative request ideas, FOIA helps puts the “fun” in “functioning democracy.”

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