Journalists have been searching for alternative resources after the government shutdown caused many online databases to go down and government offices to close as employees went on furlough. For more information about how the shutdown is affecting news coverage, see the stories below.
For information on closed FOIA offices:
Both the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and MuckRock are keeping lists of closed FOIA offices. The FOIA blog is posting regular updates related to any effects of the government shutdown.
- Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press: FOIA processing shut down along with government
- MuckRock News: Transparency shutdown ...