Must read FOI stories – 5/23/14

Every week I’ll be doing a round up of the freedom of information stories around the web. If you’ve got a FOI story you want to share send me an email or tweet me.

Wisconsin court ruling is a real danger to open records. It’s a big problem giving government officials the right to “consider the intentions of people who file open records request when deciding whether to fill them.”

The joy of public records — You can’t make this stuff up… No spoilers on this one, you just have to click it.

It took four months to redact a majority of a top-secret Pentagon report conducted to determine the damage done by the NSA documents leaked by Edward Snowden. It concluded that “the scope of the compromised knowledge related to US intelligence capabilities is staggering.”

The FOIA Project just uploaded 97 new FOIA court documents, plus case descriptions. No need to pay for a PACER account now.

Federal Appeals Court ruling says that the CIA can keep their 50-year-old internal account of the Bay of Pigs secret indefinitely.

David Schick is the summer 2014 Pulliam/Kilgore Freedom of Information intern for SPJ,  reporting and researching public records and FOI issues. Contact him at dschick@spj.org or interact on Twitter: @davidcschick

Email this to someoneTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on FacebookShare on TumblrPin on PinterestShare on Reddit

Tags: , , , , ,

  • Sunny

    There’s a tool to compare JPEG and PNG: pngvsjpeg.com


Newest Posts

Invite a Visiting Fulbright Scholar to Your Campus April 28, 2015, 2:25 am
Ethics Week 2015: Minimizing Harm April 27, 2015, 4:34 am
For NBC, it’s more than just about Brian Williams April 26, 2015, 5:26 pm
A Look Back, A Look Ahead April 23, 2015, 7:26 pm
NLGJA: Reporting on Transgender Issues April 23, 2015, 3:40 pm
8 things you should know about SPJ, or how to get free money for programs April 22, 2015, 5:41 pm
SPJ Board Meeting Recap April 21, 2015, 5:39 pm

Copyright © 2007-2015 Society of Professional Journalists. All Rights Reserved. Legal

Society of Professional Journalists
Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Center, 3909 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208
317/927-8000 | Fax: 317/920-4789 | Contact SPJ Headquarters | Employment Opportunities | Advertise with SPJ