Access Reports Inc.
1624 Dogwood Lane
Lynchburg, VA 24503
Harry Hammitt, editor/publisher
Phone: (434) 384-5334
Fax: (434) 384-8272
Access Reports publishes a biweekly newsletter that reports on court cases and government information policy relating to FOI issues.
American Civil Liberties Union
25 Broad Street, Floor 18
New York, NY 10004
Anthony D. Romero, executive director
Phone: (212) 549-2500
The ACLU promotes the use and understanding of laws. The mission of the ACLU is to assure the Bill of Rights is preserved for each new generation.
American Library Association
50 E. Huron
Chicago, IL 60611
Keith Michael Fiels, executive director
Phone: (800) 545-2433
ALA works with the federal agencies to initiate legislation that will extend library services.
American Society of Access Professionals
1444 I St. NW Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20005-6542
Phone: (202) 712-9054, ext. 9029
Fax: (202) 216-9646
ASAP helps federal employees, attorneys, journalists, educators, contractors and others working with access statutes such as the FOIA and the Privacy Act.
American Society of Newspaper Editors
11609B Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191-1409
Scott Bosley, executive director
Phone: (703) 453-1122
Fax: (703) 453.1133
The FOI committee works to strengthen FOI laws and takes an aggressive stance on breaking FOI issues.
Brechner Center for Freedom of Information
College of Journalism and Communications
University of Florida
P.O. Box 118400
3208 Weimer Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-8400
Sandra F. Chance, executive director
Phone: (352) 392.2273
Fax: (352) 392.9173
The center conducts research and educates the public in mass media law, the First Amendment and freedom of information. It also maintains the Citizens Access Project, which provides links to FOI resources in every state.
First Amendment Center
1207 18th Ave. S.
Nashville, TN 37212
Gene Policinski, executive director
Phone: (615) 727-1600
Fax: (615) 727-1319
The center is a source of news, research and education on free expression, including FOI issues.
The National Freedom of Information Coalition
The FOI Center
Missouri School of Journalism
133 Neff Annex
Columbia, MO 6511-0012
Charles N. Davis, executive director
Phone: (573) 882-5736
Fax: (573) 884-6204
The FOI Center serves as the headquarters of the National Freedom of Information Coalition. It seeks to protect the public’s right to know through the education of media professionals, attorneys, academics, students and the general public. The center offers a collection of more than 1 million articles and documents related to public information access.
FOIA Group Inc.
1090 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005
Jeff Stachewicz, president
Phone: (202) 408-7028
Fax: (202) 347-8419
FOIA Group helps prepare and file FOIA requests, initiates appeals when records are held improperly, produces FOIA-Ware software that assists in the preparation of FOIA requests, supports FOIA litigation, surveys government agencies and offers free advice.
Professor Barbara Fought
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
215 University Place
Syracuse, NY 13244-2100
Phone: (315) 443-4054
Fax: (315) 443-3946
The group maintains the FOI-L listserv on FOI issues for the National FOI Coalition. To subscribe, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and in the message type “subscribe foi-l,” then leave a space and type your first and last names, leaving a space in between.
Journalism Education Association
Kansas State University
103 Kedzie Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-1505
Linda S. Puntney, executive director
Phone: (783) 532-5532 or 532-7822
Toll-free: (866) 532-5532.
Fax: (785) 532-5563 or 532-6236
The association works to improve the quality of scholastic publications and the teaching of media by providing resources and support to teachers and advisers.
The Media Institute
1800 N. Kent St., Suite 1130
Arlington, VA 22209
Patrick D. Maines, president
Phone: (703) 243-5060
Fax: (703) 243-2453
The institute is a research foundation specializing in communications policy issues. It seeks to foster freedom of speech through filing court briefs and regulatory comments.
National Association of Attorneys General
750 First Street, NE
NE Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 326-6000
Fax: (202) 408-7014
NAAG helps attorneys general fill the responsibilities of office. It assists in the delivery of legal service to the state and territorial jurisdictions, fosters interstate cooperation and facilitates communication between the chief legal offices in all levels of state government.
Ohio Center for Privacy & the First Amendment
Kent State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242
Timothy Smith, director
Phone: (330) 672-8289
Fax: (330) 672-4064
The Center, headquartered in Kent’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is a university-based, nonprofit institute engaged in research of government records and access issues.
Quill and Scroll Society
School of Journalism
100 Adler Journalism Bldg
Iowa City, IA 52242
Fax: (319) 335-3989
Richard P. Johns, executive director
The society encourages and recognizes individual student achievements in journalism and promotes Freedom of Information and First Amendment issues, primarily at the high school level. It also produces Quill and Scroll.
Radio-Television News Directors Association
1600 K. St. NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20006-2838
Barbara Cochran, president
Phone: (202) 659-6510
Fax: (202) 223-4007
RTNDA is the world’s largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism. Its activities include lobbying to support cameras in the courtrooms and to keep FOI laws strong.
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
1101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1100
Arlington, VA 22209
Lucy Dalgish, executive director
Phone: (800) 336-4243 or (703) 807-2100
Fax: (703) 807.2109
The committee provides legal resources and assistance to journalists and publishes various FOI and other reports.
Security on Campus Inc.
133 Ivy Lane, Suite 200
King of Prussia, PA 19406-2101
Catherine Bath, executive director
Phone: (310) 768-9330
Security on Campus is dedicated to educating students, parents and the campus community about the prevalence of crime in the nation’s colleges and universities. The group helps individuals trying to access campus disciplinary records and crime records. It also works to improve freedom of information laws and posts related information on its Web site.
Student Press Law Center
1101 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22209
Mark Goodman, executive director
Phone: (703) 807-1904
The center protects the First Amendment rights of high school and college student journalists and provides a number of freedom of information reports and packets.
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