FOI Tip of the Week: Enviro journalists’ go-to source for FOI stories and ideas

Between global warming debates and data, oil spills, and forest fire disasters, environmental journalists have a ton of ground to cover.

The Society of Environmental Journalists’ biweekly WatchDog TipSheet can help reporters covering environmental topics stay abreast of the latest developments in FOI.

The publication focuses on FOI issues in the U.S. and Canada.

In addition to stories on major developments in the environmental field, it also has plenty of story ideas for those looking for a new topic or angle to cover.

There’s also an archive of past issues dating from before May 2009.

It’s easy to keep up with the latest WatchDog TipSheet updates through RSS feeds and free email subscription.

– Morgan Watkins

Morgan Watkins is SPJ’s summer Pulliam/Kilgore Freedom of Information intern and a University of Florida student. Reach her by email ( or connect with her on Twitter (@morganwatkins26).


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