The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Vermont's "Right to Know" law are tools that journalists can use to learn more about way government behaves. By asking the right questions in the right way, you can use these laws to find stories that nobody else has.
In this workshop, you'll learn how to write an effective FOIA and RTK request. You'll also learn about the administrative appeals process and what to do if the government unlawfully delays a response to your request.
Peter Biello of New Hampshire Public Radio and Katie Jickling of Seven Days will be on hand to talk about FOIA and VT's RTK laws. They'll also provide examples of stories unearthed through or enhanced by FOIA and RTK requests.