Lecture: Intro to FOIA

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a federal law that allows for the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased information and documents controlled by the United States government.

Federal Resources


National Freedom of Information Coalition

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press


FOI Blog


FOI for pros (SPJ)

New Jersey Resources

New Jersey Open Government Guide

Resources/advocates for open government in New Jersey

OPRAmachine – To help you find out inside information about what the government is doing using New Jersey’s public records law, the Open Public Records Act (OPRA).

Student Media Resources

FOI for students (SPJ)

Student Press Law Center

State Open Records Law Request Letter Generator [splc.org]

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