AU’s “Exemption 10” blog is a FOIA exemption we can support

Normally, we are inclined to be wary of new exemptions to the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), but we feel confident that Exemption 10, the FOIA-based blog of Wendell Cochran at American University’s Investigative Reporting Workshop, deserves our support as a fellow advocate of transparency.

Exemption 10 is designed to report on FOIA, covering everything from litigation to policy to individual experiences, as part of an effort to improve public access to government information and make it easier for people to understand how FOIA works and doesn’t work for journalists and citizens. Cochran, who is the founding senior editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop, has over forty years’ experience in journalism as an award-winning reporter and editor.

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