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You don’t need “Deep Throat” to expose government secrets and data. From police corruption to faked life on Mars, Big Pharma scandals to election suppression, top journalists from the New York Times, Newsday and Scientific American will tell you how to report original news using Freedom of Information laws. At this all-star panel, you’ll learn tips, strategies and story-generating tactics on getting access to federal and New York public records.

The event is being held in partnership with the New York University Journalism Department.


Charles Seife, Scientific American contributor and NYU journalism professor, Big Pharma/FDA investigator

Mark Walker, New York Times, Pulitzer winner and Times FOIA coordinator

Matthew Leish, Esq., First Amendment lawyer repping Daily News and more

Sandra Peddie, Newsday, multi-award winner on police corruption


At a Glance:

WHAT: Panel discussion on uncovering official secrets with FOIA and FOIL 
WHEN: Wednesday, May 10, 6 p.m. reception, 6:30 to 8 p.m. talk.
WHERE: NYU, 20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor.
RSVP: The event is free, but you need to register.