Ever wonder what kinds of questions federal agencies ask FOIA liaisons? We did. So we went right to the source. Kirsten Mitchell is a facilitator in The Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), a neutral office within the National Archives that anyone — requester or federal agency — can come to for help with the FOIA process.
Mitchell, a former journalist, will be available during the IRE Conference this month to answer questions about the FOIA process and help reporters with their requests. You can learn more and sign up here.
IRE student George Varney talked with Mitchell this week to learn more about her job and the tips she offers journalists and officials.
You can listen to the full interview in our Soundcloud player embedded in this post. A portion of this interview will also be featured on an episode of the IRE Radio Podcast, which comes out tomorrow.