The ask: Requesting and negotiating for data
- Event: 2012 IRE Conference
- Speakers: TBA
- Date/Time: Thursday, June 14 at 9 a.m.
- Location: Clarendon-Dartmouth
- Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio
News, sports and feature journalists will want to attend this session to review old tricks and the latest techniques for access to data and records. We will discuss data requests from beginning to end: how to figure out which records and databases exist; how to deal with difficult public officials; how to get data in the format you want; how to appeal
and successfully challenge denials. The discussion will also include strategies to keep a steady flow of information and ideas coming into your newsroom by using FOI. Time reserved for your questions, suggestions and problems.
The Ask: Requesting and Negotiating For Records/Data
A guide on how to procure the documents you need in order to launch your investigation. This step-by-step tipsheet takes you through each individual step to gaining access to government records.