The New England First Amendment Coalition is continuing its introductory series on public record laws with new classes on specific requests that can be made and how they can be turned into stories.
The classes — titled "3 Requests 3 Stories" — will feature a local journalist from each New England state. The journalist will explain how to make three specific requests using their respective state public records law and what stories can be reported with the records received. There will also be a similar class focusing on the federal Freedom of Information Act.
This new round of classes will be provided by NEFAC with support from the Society of Professional Journalists Foundation, SPJ's New England Chapter, MuckRock and the New England Society of News Editors.
Previous lessons can be viewed on NEFAC's YouTube channel or through its new multimedia FOI Guide. It is recommended that these lessons are viewed prior to attending the new classes.
Registration is free and open to all members of the public.