Resources for Covering FOIA, writing about Transparency

Writers may be looking for ideas to fill for Sunshine Week, so we’re compiled a few resources.

Fix FOIA by 50 CampaignFIxFOIAby50v1

Learn about the effort to update the federal FOIA. Read the bill texts, grab a graphic to use from our “Fix FOIA by 50” Image Gallery, status of legislation, and editorials and other commentary.



WOFOIA_captureWithout FOIA Tumblr

We launched this project for Sunshine Week 2016 to show FOIA’s impact and urge journalists and others to tell the public when a story relied on FOIA. It could be a brief mention in the story, writing it up in a sidebar or posting on social media.  While this collection includes recent stories that used the federal FOIA, hundreds more stories in our FOIA Files are searchable and online.


FF_CaptureFOIA Files

SGI’s FOIA Files includes over 700 stories by journalists and others showing FOIA’s impact. Each story in our FOIA Files is cataloged by category, geographic identifiers and summarized. Each summary includes a short description of the story and FOIA’s contribution to that story.