All week long we've been celebrating Sunshine Week by sharing some of our best tips, tricks and techniques for filing successful Freedom of Information Act requests.
Deborah Nelson, Kirsten Mitchell, Mike Ravnitzky and Kate Willson talked about the importance of using documents and offered ideas for beefing up your records requests.
The crew from FOIA Machine talked about how you can use the tool to streamline your FOIA requests.
We've compiled all of their clips (each under five minutes) in a Soundcloud playlist.
Check out our FOIA Story Pack: Get an in-depth look at the ways journalists have fought for information, the obstacles they encountered along the way, and the ultimate success stories which show the power of the Freedom of Information Act.
Visit IRE's online Freedom of Information Center. Here you'll find IRE resources and external links to help you understand federal or state-level freedom of information law, file requests, overcome obstacles and get the documents and data you need.
Read about successful FOIA battles on our Transparency Watch blog.