The Art of Access: Freedom of information blog

The Art of Access: Strategies for Accessing Public Records is a blog by David Cuillier and Charles Davis that serves as a companion to the textbook of the same name, published by CQ Press.

The authors have categorized the posts into access tips and different kinds of useful public documents, sorted by beat. They hope that over time this will serve as a useful, searchable repository for record ideas and tips that will help you get story ideas and suggestions for acquiring records. They also work to tag each post with the chapters it corresponds to in the book – so you can find what you need, when you need it.

On this Web site you’ll also find FOI resources for journalists and help for the classroom, including tips for integrating FOI into a  news reporting course, teaching exercises and visual aids.

The blog can be found at

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