Source:2702Carli Brosseau, Tom Johnson, Andrew Lehren
Affiliation:The Oregonian, Institute for Analytic Journalism, The New York Times
Traditionally, journalists have sought government documents. Today we seek digital data. But that data always exists in a metadata ecosystem of variable definitions. The metadata contributes to seeing patterns, trends and significance in the data analysis. So do we submit FOIA requests for the data or the metadata or both in the same request? Each approach can have varying degrees of success. This session will consist of short presentations, followed by an audience discussion of how to develop best practice FOIA request strategies.