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Six Ways to Make Your FOIA/Public Records Requests More Effective

October 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Online Media Campus BannerThis webinar is co-presented by the Minnesota News Media Institute and Online Media Campus

Thursday, October 12
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 

Knowing how to craft a Freedom of Information Act request or a public records request is half the battle. Knowing how to proceed after that request is sent will help close the deal. Emily Le Coz of GateHouse Media and Tim Schmitt discuss tips and best practices.

Register online now: http://bit.ly/2eK3btD

Emily Le Coz is GateHouse Media’s national data projects editor where she oversees data-driven stories in markets throughout the country. Prior to that, she served as deputy investigations editor for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida and was part of a team that won multiple national awards for its investigation of a racially biased court system. Emily hails from Wisconsin but spent most of her career in Mississippi covering local and state politics, working as an investigations reporter and stringing for Reuters.

Tim Schmitt has spent decades in various newsrooms — some print, and some broadcast. He was a sports reporter, news reporter, and then managing editor of his hometown paper, the Tonawanda (N.Y.) News, where he led an award-winning editorial page. He’s worked as an editor, staffer or longtime contributor with the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff, the Mesa Tribune, the Arizona Republic, the alt-weekly Buffalo Current, and the Niagara Falls Gazette, where he was executive sports editor over four dailies.

Register online now: http://bit.ly/2eK3btD

Deadline to register: Monday, October 9

Registrations submitted after deadline are subject to $10 late fee. Registrations accepted until the day of the webinar. Log in instructions will be sent 48 hours ahead of scheduled program. If you are interested in participating but are unable to attend the live webinar, we encourage you to sign up anyway. As part of your webinar registration, you will receive free access to the archive of this webinar.


October 12, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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