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Freedom of Information

Time limit: 14 days

Spots remaining: 15

$300 Enroll

Full course description

2 Week Course
3-7 Hours per Module

Registration Opens 7/18/23
Classes Start 1/8/24

 

Noncredit Certificate
of Completion

Course Overview

This is the eigth course of nine offered through the Citizen Reporting Certificate Program. Students will learn about the rules around access to information and how to efficiently and effectively obtain data. Topics covered in this course include:

  • Learn what constitutes public information
  • Determine what types of information can be requested
  • Distinguish between federal and state information, including the specificities of your state
  • Understand privacy and redaction rules and what recourse might exist

Course Structure

Class Dates: 1/8/24 thru 1/21/24

CR107 is a non-credit course 14 days (2 weeks) in length, which has an average time commitment of 3-7 hours per weekly module. The class is offered online in an asynchronous format, meaning you can work on the course any time of day. All instructional materials are included, and will be hosted through Point Park University's LMS, Canvas. Throughout the course you will receive feedback from industry-professional instructors, and a tangible piece of work.

Pre-requisites: All students who wish to enroll must register and complete the "Introduction to Citizen Reporting" class first to ensure you have the foundations needed to succeed.


Instructor

Gunita Singh
Staff Attorney, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Gunita Singh is a staff attorney for the Reporters Committee where she works on litigation, policy, and amicus work, primarily around state and federal freedom of information laws while also helping reporters and news organizations with records requests.


Contact Information

All questions regarding the program should be sent to the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at SCPS@PointPark.Edu