An Introduction to Public Records
Taught by Michael Morisy, co-founder and chief executive of MuckRock. Morisy was previously an editor at the Boston Globe, where he launched the paper’s technology vertical BetaBoston.
3 Requests 3 Stories
Erin Siegal McIntyre is an investigative journalist and photographer who relocated from Mexico to join the journalism faculty at University of North Carolina in 2020. She shares three federal FOIA requests, the types of information they can produce and examples of stories that can be written with the data.
Public Record Appeals
Michael Morisy, co-founder and chief executive of MuckRock, explains your options when denied records under the federal Freedom of Information Act and provides exemption-specific strategies for your appeals.
How Newsrooms Fight Public Record Denials
Jason Leopold of BuzzFeed News shares step-by-step accounts of how he used the federal Freedom of Information Act appeals process to push back against public record denials.