SEJ/CUNY FOIA Workshop: Separating Facts from Fake News

Event Date: 
November 3, 2018


Do you use FOIA requests in your work? Can’t live without FOIA, but wish you were better at it? Come join us on November 3rd for a free Environmental FOIA workshop in New York and pick up tips that will turn you into a FOIA pro in no time.

SEJ is co-sponsoring a workshop at the CUNY Law School on environmental FOIA, Separating Facts from Fake News: Environmental FOIA in the Trump Era. The event is also being livestreamed in part to some colleges around the country.

Join some of the nation’s top lawyers and journalists who use FOIA in their environmental reporting and litigation. Learn FOIA tips and traps. Participate in small group discussions around FOIA issues.

Brentin Mock of City Lab offers the opening keynote. Derek Kravitz of Pro Publica and other journalists will have a round-table discussion of their work. Eric Lipton of the New York Times will present some of his best tips and FOIA strategies. Attorneys from the Southern Environmental Law Center, Climate Science Legal Defense Fund and others will discuss their work. And there will be small-group workshopping where you can roll up your sleeves and really dig into FOIA issues.


Saturday, Nov. 3rd
9am – 5pm
CUNY School of Law
2 Court Square, Long Island City


If you want to attend in person, please RSVP here, or by e-mailing Sarah Lamdan:

Attending is free, but seating is limited so please sign up quickly to assure you’ll have a seat.

For those of you not in the New York area, we have some sites that may be streaming the event. Among those schools invited:

  • MIT (confirmed)
  • Missouri School of Journalism and IRE (Likely)
  • Michigan State (invited)
  • Arizona State (invited)
  • University of Colorado – Boulder (invited)

Do you work at a school that might be interested in joining in? Let me know and I can discuss details.

If you have any questions, contact Dale Willman,

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