Second post for my summer research project

Recently I have been reviewing the interactions between Dr. Fink and former college journalists who were members of their student newspapers. I have been listening to the recorded interviews done by Dr. Fink and then I have been highlighting key components that was said by the former college journalists so it could be used in our findings.

My biggest question that I have from my research is that nine out of the ten interview subjects were at private schools, so I was curious to know that if public colleges ran into the same issues when it came to FOI. I wondered if it would be easier to request information at a public school because it is  government funded.

The biggest challenge I had in this project was finding people that met our requirements. Our requirements were that they had to have held a editor position for their college newspaper in the 2016-2017 academic year, and they have to have filled a FOI request. So finding people that fit that criteria was a bit difficult.

I learned how valuable it is to file FOI requests. Doing that can be a very valuable tool to journalists because it gives you access to information pertaining to your school or government. This upcoming semester when I am editor- in-chief of the Pace Chronicle  I will use FOI laws to my advantage.

Use of Freedom of Information Laws by college journalists

The title of the project I am doing with Dr. Fink is “use of Freedom of Information Laws by college journalists.” The objective of our project is to see how college journalists  have used  Freedom on Information (FOI) laws to help  benefit them when it comes to publishing  a story, along with the methods that these college journalists would use  in regards to FOI laws. As well has the difficulties that they ran into.

In the Fall I will be the editor-in-chief of The Pace Chronicle, so I hope that from learning how other college journalists used FOI laws to help write stories it will make stories better for myself and the rest of the chronicle staff.

In order to obtain this research I will take notice and listen to all the interviews that Dr. Fink does  with all of the college journalists and listen to the process they had to go through in terms of using FOI laws. What Professor Fink and I learn from the interviews we will apply to our project and I will apply it the school paper.