Source:Andrea Ball, J. David McSwane and Matthew Mosk
Affiliation:Austin American-Statesman, The Dallas Morning News and ABC News
FOIA bombing, late-night parking garage meetings, immersing yourself in esoteric bureaucratic language, charming the secretary, snail mail, crashing Christmas parties. These reporters have infiltrated secretive state and federal agencies to expose wrongdoing, uncover hidden tragedies and improve public policy. This panel includes tips on source development, where to find data and records, and smart crafting of records requests to get what you want.