IRE Commons: Let's file one ambitious FOIA together
Let’s come together to conceive of one ambitious FOIA idea and pledge to spend the next year working together to pry the information free. In the first half of the session we’ll do rapid-fire FOIA pitches. Tell the group why your idea is worth an epic collective battle to free the files. We'll vote on which FOIA to pursue and assign sub-groups to fight for the information. For example, some of us can write drafts of the FOIA. Others can line up legal help to fight FOIA denials in court. Others can make follow-up calls, etc.
The goal: By the 2018 IRE Conference we will have a trove of information to help us execute stories tailored to our own shops/markets.
Chris Glorioso is a15-time New York Emmy award-winning investigative reporter for WNBC. He specializes in stories about public corruption, government waste and corporate greed. His recent 2018 investigation into the Queens DIstrict Attorney resulted in the release of a brain-damaged murder defendant who had been jailed for five years. He has a master's degree in public administration from NYU and a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse. @glorioso4ny
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