How to get public information that people don’t want to give you

Mark Horvit, executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors, shares tips on getting public information that officials don’t want to release. Mark’s instruction is adapted from a workshop hosted by the Texas Center for Community Journalism on investigative reporting at community newspapers.


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University of Missouri School of Journalism

Mark Horvit is head the state government reporting program for the University of Missouri School of Journalsim. He is the former executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors. A native of Texas, Mark also worked as projects editor at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. His journalism career includes reporting and editing duties at The News Herald (Panama City, Fla.), Corpus Christi (Texas) Caller-Times, The Houston Post, Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune and The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer.