Source:Rob Barry, Jaimi Dowdell and MaryJo Webster
Affiliation:The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and Star Tribune
Don't just rush out and file that FOIA! Though requesting or finding data is often an early step in a data-driven story, not giving enough thought to what it is you're gathering can lead to weeks or months of delays, only to discover the data you get doesn’t fit your needs. We’ll show you why putting your reporting skills to work and planning your analysis before filing a public records request can pay off big time. We’ll give you a checklist of questions to ask and red flags to watch out for to ensure you get your story off to a good start. This session will be interactive and prizes will be awarded to some lucky attendees.