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FOI Committee
This committee is the watchdog of press freedoms across the nation. It relies upon a network of volunteers in each state organized under Project Sunshine. These SPJ members are on the front lines for assaults to the First Amendment and when lawmakers attempt to restrict the public's access to documents and the government's business. The committee often is called upon to intervene in instances where the media is restricted.

Freedom of Information Committee Chair

David Cuillier
Director and Associate Professor
School of Journalism
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721
Work: 520-626-9694
Bio (click to expand) David Cuillier, Ph.D., is director of the University of Arizona School of Journalism, where he researches and teaches access to public records, and is co-author with Charles Davis of "The Art of Access: Strategies for Acquiring Public Records." He served as FOI chair 2007-11 before becoming a national officer and serving as SPJ president in 2013-14.

Before entering academia, he was a newspaper reporter and editor in the Pacific Northwest. He has testified before Congress on FOI issues twice and provides newsroom training in access on behalf of SPJ. His long-term goal is to see a unified coalition of journalism organizations fighting for press freedom and funded through an endowed FOI war chest.

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Open Doors Books Available

Purcahse your copy of the Open doors book Today. The Open Doors book is the ultimate Freedom of Information resource:

• FOI “Q &A.” These narratives (basics, the courts, privacy, your life) provide an overview to Freedom of Information concepts and laws. These sections can be reprinted verbatim as editorials or commentaries.

• FOI, the news and the community. This section includes a snapshot of how important FOI is to daily news coverage. Also included is a list of “Red Flags” warning signs of restricted access that should be in the minds of journalists and other advocates of public access.

• FOI “A to Z.” To encourage more reporting on FOI issues, included is an alphabetically-organized list of specific subjects where FOI laws apply. Think of it as an FOI “story tip sheet.”

• FOI resources. “Open Doors” is itself a doorway to other FOI resources that offer more detailed and specific information.When you need FOI resources, let “Open Doors” be your gateway.

• “Open Doors” logos and icons. All “Open Doors” logos and icons may be downloaded and reproduced to make it easy for visual media to flag FOI-related stories.

Single Copy
$14.95 for Non-SPJ members
$9.95 for SPJ members

Bulk Copies
$7.95 per copy for 50 or more copies.

To purchase a copy of the Open Doors book please call 317/927-8000

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