Important FOIL Survey
A Consortium of New York City news organizations and outlets, including the Deadline Club, is gathering information on the city’s compliance with the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) with the aim of publicizing the current system’s strengths and and weaknesses, and advocating for ways to improve the system. How can you help? Please share your experiences with the FOIL system for ideas and strengthening it in this survey Use the password: foil2019! to access the survey. If you can’t access the hyperlink above, here is the link: https://citylimits.org/foil-highlights-and-horrors/#1. The Deadline Club is a staunch advocate of the rights of working journalists to have access to news makers and public events in New York City.
The Club, which is a chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, has made many public statements defending the rights of journalists to cover news events. Board members met personally with then New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly to discuss our concerns about issues of access.
If you are a working journalist in the New York City area and believe your access to cover an event has been restricted or denied – or you have witnessed such interference – click HERE to contact us. We’ll keep your identity confidential if you prefer.
The Club also sponsors First Amendment events throughout the year, including workshops about filing Freedom of Information requests both nationally and in New York State.