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April newsletter: Why we started a new blog

Posted: April 20, 2011 | Tags: Investigative Reporting Workshop

The Workshop's latest e-newsletter is now available. In April's issue, Senior Editor Wendell Cochran discusses the Workshops's newest blog, "Expemption 10," which focuses on  implementation of FOIA. Researcher Mia Steele describes how she works with databases for the Connected project.


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