Freedom of Information Request Workshop

You’ve probably heard of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), but do you know how to file a request? “The FOIA has compelled federal agencies to yield millions of documents relating to government operations and performance,” according to SPJ’s website. “Every week, a news organization, scholar or public-interest group somewhere reports information of significance to public health […]

SPJ DePaul Freedom of Information Video

As part of its Freedom of Information program, SPJ DePaul produced a video about FOIA tips from the 2012 Excellence in Journalism conference in Ft. Lauderdale. The students interviewed veteran journalists and professors about overcoming challenges in filing FOIAs. For more SPJ DePaul videos, visit our YouTube channel. For more FOIA tools, visit The Journalist’s […]

SPJ DePaul Freedom of Information Forum Panel Offers Investigative Tips

SPJ DePaul’s Freedom of Information Panel discussion on Thursday offered tips on using FOIA requests and insight to how investigative journalists work. The two-hour panel, moderated by DePaul adjunct journalism instructor and former TV news reporter Anne Kavanaugh, featured panelists Tim Novak and Chris Fusco of the Chicago Sun-Times and Mick Dumke of the Chicago […]