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FOI Tip of the Week: FOI Center resources varied and helpful

Need to beef up your FOI knowledge?

Swing by the website for the FOI Center, a reference and research library at the Missouri School of Journalism and headquarters for the National Freedom of Information Coalition.

Writing your first or fourth or 50th FOIA letter and want to compare yours with a few samples to make sure you’ve got it right? The center’s site has several.

Need a quick way to access information on your state’s access laws? It’s got plenty of links for that too. (You can also check out SPJ’s state FOI resources listing if you want some extra FOI goodness.)

Want the skinny on key media law issues? The center compiled links about a variety of topics that can help you see past the legal mumbo-jumbo to the core of the issues.

So the next time you’ve got a FOI question or need to find an open access resource, click on over to the FOI Center’s website for a quick fix.

– Morgan Watkins

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

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