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FOIA and Student Journalists

Often student journalists have to jump extra hurdles to get access to public information, from administrators censoring or trying to control the flow of information to not getting a FOIA request answered on time (or even at all). Rachel Hinton, Peter Grieve, Nader Issa, Megan Bennett, and moderator Richelle Rogers offer tips and advice.

This video was taken during FOIA Fest 2017, which brought journalists together to share tips and tools on how to dig for the truth using the Freedom of Information Act, including panels and training sessions on everything from finding records hidden in plain sight to analyzing data for hard-hitting investigations.