Are you interested in knowing how to obtain secret (and not-so-secret) documents?
From the federal sponsorship scandal to stories about the state of Winnipeg’s streets, some of the most compelling news comes from access-to-information requests. However, the process can be daunting, especially if one is not familiar with it.
Community News Commons citizen reporters will have the opportunity to get a crash course in what documents might exist, what one is entitled to get, and the mechanics of filing a request. We’ll also look at ways to avoid the Freedom of Information (FOI) fuss, including a dozen cool websites filled with possible stories.
This free course will be offered on Monday, August 20, 2012, at 6:00 pm at the Winnipeg Free Press News Cafe, 237 McDermot Avenue.
If you are planning to attend, please send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to seeing you there and to what might happen when a number of citizen journalists equip themselves with this kind of knowledge.