FOIA http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/17071/all en 17 News Companies Support FOIA Lawsuit Against Michael Mann http://mrc.org/articles/17-news-companies-support-foia-lawsuit-against-michael-mann <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AP, Reuters, Washington Post and others become unlikely allies in lawsuit over access to climate scientist’s emails. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">A group seeking access to climate scientist Michael Mann’s emails through Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act (VFOIA) has a surprising new group of news media allies.</p><p dir="ltr">From wire agencies to liberal Atlantic Media, Inc., 17 news groups have supported the release of documents, according to <a href="http://www.cjr.org/the_observatory/michael_mann_versus_the_press.php">Columbia Journalism Review</a>.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/17-news-companies-support-foia-lawsuit-against-michael-mann" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Government Media AP CJR Columbia Journalism Review FOIA freedom of the press Gannett Ken Cuccinelli law Lawsuit legal Michael Mann michael mann's emails news companies news outlets Politico press freedom Reuters University of Virginia VFOIA Washington Post Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:00:55 +0000 julia.seymour 45842 at http://mrc.org EPA Hid Information Behind False Identities http://mrc.org/articles/epa-hid-information-behind-false-identities <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New documents show agency’s lack of transparency includes secret email accounts. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A personal memo sent out by EPA staff refers to the existence of secondary email accounts for top staffers, according to a new release of agency documents. These secret email accounts were allegedly only known to high-level senior staff, and their contents are not available to the public. Since the EPA is a government agency, its emails are supposed to be available to the public under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/epa-hid-information-behind-false-identities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Environment Government CEI Emails environment FOIA Thu, 21 Feb 2013 19:09:22 +0000 dan.gainor 42709 at http://mrc.org Emails Show Coziness Between Reporter and Climate Scientist http://mrc.org/articles/emails-show-coziness-between-reporter-and-climate-scientist <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> FOIA reveals St. Louis Post-Dispatch environmental writer ‘sympathetic’ to alarmism, doesn’t want to let skeptics ‘stand unchallenged.’ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Liberals claim to support transparency in government, but as President Obama has proven time and again, that isn’t the case once conservatives start finding shady things with Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/emails-show-coziness-between-reporter-and-climate-scientist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Media chris horner climate alarmism Climate Change climategate cozy relations FOIA freedom of information Global Warming journalism media ethics skepticism St. Louis Post-Dispatch stanford stephen schneider transparency Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:15:45 +0000 julia.seymour 41043 at http://mrc.org Washington Post Targets Mother in Tangled Tango Reporting http://mrc.org/articles/washington-post-targets-mother-tangled-tango-reporting <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristen-fyfe">Kristen Fyfe</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >In reporting on a banned book controversy in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Loudoun County</st1:city>, <st1:state w:st="on">Virginia</st1:state></st1:place>, <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">The Washington Post</i> painted a bullseye on the back of a concerned parent who works for the Loudoun schools.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/washington-post-targets-mother-tangled-tango-reporting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education AndTangoMakesThree FOIA Homosexuality LoudounCounty MainstreamLoudoun Tango WashingtonPost Fri, 07 Mar 2008 05:00:00 +0000 admin 28341 at http://mrc.org When Should Information Not Be Free? http://mrc.org/commentary/when-should-information-not-be-free <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     Freedom of information is the backbone of good journalism. Keeping information open and available also helps democracy function. But contrary to the “information-wants-to-be-free” mindset left over from the dot-com era, free information isn’t free.</p> <br /> <p >     In fact, information costs a lot of money – to produce, maintain and distribute. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/commentary/when-should-information-not-be-free" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business congress FOI FOIA freedomofinformation journal MediaBias Science scientific Fri, 15 Dec 2006 16:33:58 +0000 admin 29591 at http://mrc.org