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Join WCOG for the Access Across America Tour with David Cuillier! No Cost – RSVP NOW!

Feel like you can’t do the kind of in-depth reporting you want? Having trouble getting access to the public documents you need? Then make sure to attend a special session on strategies for acquiring public records by Society of Professional Journalist Freedom of Information Committee Chairman David Cuillier.

This event will be held May 4 between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at The News Tribune, located at 1950 South State Street in Tacoma. It is designed for journalists and non-journalists alike. Here is what David will cover:
– Great ideas for document-based stories you can do in your community
– Strategies for effective records requests and overcoming denials
– Psychological skills for getting officials to give you what you need
– Tips for making records part of your daily routine
– Rousing inspiration for doing great journalism in tough times
Please click here to RSVP – this is required to attend the event. Lunch and handout materials will be provided free of charge.
Speaker – David Cuillier
David Cuillier is chairman of the SPJ Freedom of Information Committee and has been a FOI newsroom trainer for SPJ for five years. He is a former reporter and editor and now teaches journalism at the University of Arizona. He is co-author of “The Art of Access: Strategies for Acquiring Public Records,” teaches courses on access, and conducts research on access strategies.

This event is cosponsored by the Washington Coalition for Open Government and the Western Washington Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

This tour is funded by the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation, a non-profit organization that aids SPJ and journalism initiatives, with assistance by the University of Arizona School of Journalism.

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