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by Mitch Daniels to the Washington Post Dave Eggers’s 2013 novel “ The Circle ” depicts a world where demands for “openness” annihilate privacy and personal autonomy, creating a dystopian nightmare....
The nation’s newsrooms are pushing back against President Donald Trump with a coordinated series of newspaper editorials condemning his attacks on “fake news” and suggestion that journalists are the...
The Justice Department has picked a fight with an obscure ethics agency in Tennessee about how much evidence — called “discovery” — federal prosecutors should have to hand over to defense attorneys...
A federal judge has ordered Iowa to release video and other records in the 2015 police shooting death of Burlington mother Autumn Steele, a ruling that could open more law enforcement video to public...
One of questions we’re most frequently asked at MuckRock is how to request the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s files on an individual . To help clear up the process, we’ve compiled this simple...
The Board of Directors of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government announced this week that Melanie Majors, whose 25-year professional career in New Mexico has spanned the fields of journalism,...
Andy Moore has been named the new executive director of FOI Oklahoma, becoming only the second ever to hold the post, it was announced last week. Moore succeeds original executive director Kay Bickham...
Look to see if Randolph Romero has had a recent criminal case brought against him and you’ll be met with the official response “no such records exist.” That is a lie perpetrated by one of the many...
In a move to advance high-quality enterprise journalism, the Scripps Howard Foundation today announced a $6 million investment into the creation of two centers for investigative journalism. Arizona...
A Boulder District Court judge has denied Boulder County's effort to get Gunbarrel resident Kristin Bjornsen to pay more than $3,900 in attorney's fees and related court costs that the county claimed...
A Milwaukee journalist working on a story about police response times was arrested over the weekend after taking photographs of squad cars in a Milwaukee Police Department parking lot. Edgar Mendez, a...
6 tools to fact-check and spot fake news, layoffs at Upworthy, & more This is civic tech : I’m writing this today from MisinfoCon DC , the fourth gathering of a burgeoning network of researchers,...
The indictment against former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort stated nine Delaware business entities were used in the international money laundering and tax fraud scheme he’s charged with running....
Police departments from Bakersfield , Calif., to Scranton , Pa., and beyond are piloting and deploying body-worn cameras (BWC) in increasing numbers, a movement happening just as privacy issues gain...
No one told some Broward school board members they were filing a contempt-of-court case against the South Florida Sun Sentinel. No one except the Sun Sentinel, that is. The district’s chief lawyer,...