October 10, 2019
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Room 386, 3rd Floor, Lory Student Center


  • Tim Wheeler (Moderator) Associate Editor and Senior Writer, Bay Journal, 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


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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