50 Stories in 50 States Using Public Docs

The power of documents and data: Poynter tracks how journalists did stories in all 50 U.S. states using public records. While it's true the United States has relatively good access to public records, even there, reporters must often fight to obtain them. And these story ideas cross borders: here are 50 reasons why journalists worldwide should be demanding open records.

Source: Poynter

Posted on: December 29, 2015

FOIA Shaming Site Uses New Tool: Embarrassment

FOIA Shaming is a tumblr site sponsored by the Student Press Law Center, the only legal assistance group devoted to helping student journalists in the US. The site posts examples of officials who refuse to hand over public records -- and then ridicules them.

Source: Student Press Law Center

Posted on: April 28, 2013