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FOI Tip of the Week: RCFP’s Digital Journalist’s Legal Guide

Whether you have your own blog or report stories for online production at a newspaper, you now have an easy-to-use reference guide for all your legal concerns.

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press released its legal guide for digital journalists this week, and it touches on some of the major issues that journalists face when working online.

Each topic is divided into sections that include the history of a legal issue, quick answers to common concerns and links to other helpful resources.

The guide is also integrated with other RCFP Web materials, such as its state and federal guides to open government and The First Amendment Handbook.

Some of the topics covered in the digital guide focus on FOI issues, such as open records concerns and court access problems, but other covered topics that may be of help include privacy invasion issues and Internet regulation rules.

So if you run into a legal quagmire, mosey on over to the RCFP website and take a look at their handy guide.

– 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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