Jimmy Tobias

Independent Reporter, The Nation, The Guardian, Pacific Standard

Jimmy Tobias, an independent reporter, is a contributing writer at The Guardian and a contributor at The Nation. He primarily covers public lands and wildlife issues and investigates corruption at the U.S. Interior Department. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Intercept, Outside, High Country News and other outlets. He is a former trail worker for the U.S. Forest Service.

Jimmy is speaking at

October 11, 2019
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Room 386, 3rd Floor, Lory Student Center

Speakers

  • Tim Wheeler (Moderator) Associate Editor and Senior Writer, Bay Journal
  • Adam Marshall (Speaker) Knight Foundation Litigation Attorney, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
  • Jimmy Tobias (Speaker) Independent Reporter, The Nation, The Guardian, Pacific Standard
  • Timothy Whitehouse (Speaker) PEER

Description

With government agencies increasingly prohibiting their staff from talking to reporters, how can the press find out what the public needs and has a right to know? In this session, we’ll talk about the uses and abuses of the Freedom of Information Act and share tips on how to work around recalcitrant PIOs. We’ll also hear about a new initiative of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press to provide legal help to local or regional news organizations and journalists to pursue enterprise and investigative journalism.

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