McIntosh's handout provides 10 strategies for getting government data and phone numbers and urls for six Freedom of Information or First Amendment centers. Additionally helpful are tips on how to speak the nerd language, how to avoid the data-for-dollars trap and an example letter of how to find out what data is available and another for when you request the actual data. Audio tape available through the IRE Resource Center at (573) 882-3364 or rescntr@ ire.org. Ask for tape #IRE96-07.
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