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The Associated Press
March 18, 2015

Media, others requesting more public documents

A recent review of thousands of federal court records conducted by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse found that traditional media organizations were filing fewer lawsuits challenging federal government secrecy than in past years. Separately, Syracuse researchers found last year that more federal FOIA lawsuits — 422 — were filed in fiscal year 2014 than in any year since 2001. The report found that The New York Times was the only so-called “legacy” news organization to have brought several federal lawsuits. Non-legacy suits came from ProPublica, Muckrock and Vice News.

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