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Crowbar Journalism: Prying up News with Freedom of Information Laws

April 22, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

From Client No. 9 to Bridgegate, Stop n’ Frisk and Love Canal, reporters in New York have been using freedom of information laws to uncover government corruption, secrecy and all brands of tricky business. How can you use these laws to get information? Find out from New York State’s Open Government czar and a panel of top investigative journalists. The evening will begin with a 30-minute boot camp on New York’s Freedom of Information Law, then move to tales from the journalistic front lines in New York City and the nation.

Lineup includes: Sandra Peddie, Newsday Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter specializing in police, schools and government misconduct and fraud; William Rashbaum, New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning senior metro writer on political and municipal corruption, courts and terrorism; Jacob Pearson, AP criminal justice reporter who exposed the Riker’s Island prisoner abuses and Robert Freeman, executive director of the New York State Committee on Open Government. The panel will be introduced by NYU Professor/PandoDaily Editor Adam Penenberg and moderated by Jessica Seigel, New York University adjunct professor and former Chicago Tribune national correspondent.

At a Glance

What: Prying Up News with Freedom of Information Laws
Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
6:30 p.m. FOI Boot Camp, 7:00 p.m. Journalists Talk, 8:00 p.m. Wine & Cheese Reception
NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, 20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor Atrium
Free but registration is required. Click here to RSVP.


NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor Atrium
New York City, NY United States
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