Topic: “FOIA”

Posted in Behind the News

Following the paper trail to group aiding abusive priests

, by Patrick Maks

In a memo to staff, Managing Editor Brian Carovillano outlined how shoe leather reporting and Freedom of Information requests revealed a small nonprofit in Michigan that was serving as a rapid-response team for hundreds of priests accused of sex abuse:

Posted in Behind the News

Making Sunshine Week brighter

, by Lauren Easton

This Sunshine Week, AP has activated its Sunshine Hub, an online transparency tool that tracks state legislative attempts to alter the flow of public information.

Posted in Industry Insights

More sunlight in Sunshine Week

, by Paul Colford

This Sunshine Week has unfolded amid a flurry of developments that highlight the importance of seeking greater access through court action and the legislative process — or, as one case illustrates, by not taking no for an answer.

Posted in Behind the News

Reporter persists through legal labyrinth to produce ‘affluenza’ family portrait

, by Paul Colford

A staff memo by Vice President-U.S. News Brian Carovillano describes the obstacles that an investigative reporter overcame to produce “a document-driven, explanatory piece that added key context to a story that had been a focus of saturation coverage”:

Posted in Announcements

AP general counsel urges lawmakers to strengthen FOIA

, by Erin Madigan White

Associated Press General Counsel Karen Kaiser today urged lawmakers to enact bipartisan legislation now before the U.S. Senate to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act and make it work better.

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