Putting FOIA to Work: Using Freedom of Information Act Requests to Engage Communities in Locally Relevant Reporting, a project from Emerson College

Journalism and Civic Media students at Emerson will participate in a partnered studio course where they will work alongside MuckRock and BINJ. Our team will design an inquiry and reporting process that uses the FOIA request to connect community stakeholders to journalists, and results in a series of local stories that are distributed through outlets that are affiliated with BINJ.