FOIA/Press Freedom

Freedom of the press is, as SPJ’s mission states, “the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty.”  SPJ has a number of resources to help protect freedom of the press and freedom of information.  You can see them in total on SPJ national’s FOI page.  Here are a few highlights as well as links from elsewhere.

SPJ’s step-by-step FOIA guide is detailed and comprehensive.  There is also a student version.

FOI News and Articles covers a range of topics.

FOI contacts and resources specific to Texas.

Investigative Reporters and Editors offers a wealth of educational and training sessions for individuals and for the newsroom.

Project Sunshine focuses the attention of SPJ chapters and leaders on Freedom of Information problems, issues, needs and solutions at the local, chapter and state level. State sunshine chairs also are leaders in national access debates.

Read more about Project Sunshine here.