NFOIC Bootcamp for Journalists of Color

The National Freedom of Information Coalition (NFOIC) hosts an open government Bootcamp for Journalists of Color.

The bootcamp is free for journalists of color who fill out the application and are accepted into the program.

The FOI bootcamp trains participants on records access laws, crafting requests, and combating roadblocks. The Society of Professional Journalists Foundation supports the program through grant funding. 

Each participant is matched with a mentor from their respective state for long-term FOI assistance, collaboration, and enhanced open government advocacy. Participants also receive free registrations to attend NFOIC’s annual summit.

Check back this summer for information on future programs.