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The New York Times
September 2, 2019

How The Times Uses FOIA to Obtain Information the Public Has a Right to Know
By David McCraw


A study by the nonprofit group TRAC found that The Times had filed 31 FOIA lawsuits during the Obama years. Our peer news organizations around the country the major newspapers, wire services and broadcasters filed 10, collectively. A subsequent TRAC study found that The Times continued to be the leading filer among media organizations over the first year and a half of the Trump administration. The Times has now filed 27 FOIA lawsuits in the Trump years. (A handful of public interest groups and newer media outlets, in particular BuzzFeed and the Center for Public Integrity, have also been out front in pursuing litigation.)


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