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FOI workshop comes to Bellingham (Wash.) June 29

FREE Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) workshop open to the public, journalists, students, professors — everyone, this Friday, June 29 at Western Washington University.

SPJ member David Cuillier leads this FOIA workshop at WWU, Academic West Building, Room 204, from 12:30p-5p. This is Cuillier’s Access Across America workshop where he provides guidelines and strategies on conducting FOI records requests and writing meaningful stories based on this information. Great tools and practical advice for journalists and anyone interested in what their government is up to and wants to keep officials accountable.

Cuillier, an associate professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Arizona, also happens to be a Bellingham native and WWU grad (class of 1990)!

More info here:

Contact SPJ member Frank Garred for more information or to register. Please spread the word to SPJ members and non-members.

The event is sponsored by the SPJ, Society of Professional Journalists.

The Northern Light Hosts Open Access Workshop in Anchorage on June 24

David Cuillier, the Freedom of Information Committee chairman for the Society of Professional Journalists, will give an open access workshop at the invitation of The Northern Light, a student media organization at the University of Alaska Anchorage, at noon Friday, June 24 in Room 201A in the Professional Studies Building on the UAA main campus, 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, Alaska. All working members of the media are invited to attend.

Cuillier has been an SPJ newsroom trainer since 2005. He researches and teaches classes in accessing public records at the University of Arizona School of Journalism in Tucson. He is the co-author of “The Art of Access: Strategies for Acquiring Public Records.”

The Northern Light publishes a newspaper weekly during the school year and twice a month during the summer session in addition to a website year-round. It has won accolades on the state and national level.

For more information or to register for the workshop, contact Paola Banchero at the Dept. of Journalism and Public Communications at the University of Alaska Anchorage at 907-786-4194 or via email.

Dave Cuillier’s “Access Across America” Comes to the Northwest

SPJ FOI Chair Dave Cuillier is taking his “Access Across America” dog-and-pony show on the road, starting April 27. He arrives in the Pacific Northwest next week and will travel throughout Region 10 on this leg of his trip. His mission? To provide national FOI training to journalists and newsrooms. His Region 10 stops include:

May 3:  Portland, Oregon  (Oregon/SW Washington Pro Chapter)
May 4:  Tacoma, Washington  (WCOG & Western Washington Pro Chapter)
May 5:  Yakima, Washington (William O. Douglas)
May 6:  Spokane, Washington  (Inland Northwest)
May 7:  Missoula, Montana  (Montana Pro)

For more info. on Dave’s cross-country FOI tour, funded by a grant from the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation, visit the Access Across America page at


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