Other Organizations

A variety of other organizations provide resources for people seeking access to public information.

National Freedom of Information Coalition

Founded in 1989, the National Freedom of Information Coalition is  a nonpartisan alliance of citizen-driven nonprofit freedom of information organizations, academic and First Amendment centers, journalistic societies and attorneys. The coalition is housed in the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri.

Student Press Law Center

Reporter’s Committee for Freedom of the Press

Sunshine Week

A national initiative launched by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, American Society of News Editors and Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Sunshine Week is a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. It is  held in March.

Society of Professional Journalists

SPJ’s FOI Committee advocates for access to public information across the country and is a resource for journalists.The organization has developed a FOI guide for professionals and for students. SPJ also operates its Legal Defense Fund to aid journalists in defending the freedom of speech and the press guaranteed by the First Amendment.

State of Michigan Attorney General

Michigan’s attorney general provides a variety of resources on Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act.

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