Thursday, December 6, 2012

#FOIAChat for Beginners tomorrow Dec 7, 2-3 PM ET

Friday is FOIA for beginners.  Sunshine Review @FOIAchat wants to know, what #journo students and activists can they reach out to?  How about our Tattler journalists at B-CC HS for beginners.  Find out why there is no funding for a high school newspaper that has been publishing since 1929.  A great opportunity for our Montgomery County high school journalists. @SPLC @scottleadingham @spj_tweets

  • When: Friday, December 7, 2012 at 11 AM PT / 12 PM MT / 1 CT / 2 ET.
  • Where: On Twitter. Add #FOIAchat to tweets to participate, follow @FOIAchat.
  • What: Come learn from some of the best journalists on the web about public records tips and techniques. Find out what you should be requesting and how to interpret request results. This is a great chat for professionals without public records experience, student journalists, politics writers and activists. All levels of experience are welcome.
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FOIAchat is a weekly conference on Twitter from 2 PM to 3 PM EST under the hashtag #foiachat. The discussion invites collaboration between activists, citizens, bloggers and journalists on public records requests topics. Topics include the Freedom of Information Act and state equivalents, open meetings laws, and related issues.

This summary of a previous FOIAchat discussion is to be used as a reference guide for research or further discussion.

FOIAchat serves as a forum for engaging discussion. Anyone on Twitter is welcome to participate, and all levels of knowledge are welcome. The results of the discussions are summarized through archived minutes here.

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