Pick from the Buffet of Records

Posted June 1, 2018 by Bill Wheelhouse

This week’s tip comes from Pro Publica Illinois.   It’s a great way to find a trove of information that’s available to you.

Pick from the buffet of records: Many public agencies are required to keep what they call record retention schedules. That means you could ask for this list of all data an agency collects and then specify exactly what you need in your request. It will provide you some great background and story ideas for your beat.