Webinar

Pedal to the Metal: Speeding Up Stalled Records Requests

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You file a freedom of information request with your local school district concerning financial data or a personnel investigation, but months later, there’s still no answer. What are the next steps, especially if your newsroom’s budget can’t stretch to cover the costs of suing for access? A veteran journalist and an expert on records requests offer strategies for success in making inquiries at the federal, state and local levels.

They address key questions, including:

  • How often should you make freedom of information requests?
  • How specific should a request be?
  • Should reporters request text messages as well as emails from officials?

Our speakers offer do’s and don’ts and field your questions.

When: Tuesday, January 30, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST

Presenters:

  • Betsy Hammond, The Oregonian
  • Michael Morisy, MuckRock

Pedal to the Metal: Speeding Up Stalled Records Requests