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The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival is upon us! Join us Sept. 27-29 in downtown Austin for two days of unique perspectives, thoughtful conversation and networking — all in the shadow of the Texas Capitol. 

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Saturday, September 29 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm
How Did You Get That? A Behind-the-Scenes Look at What Freedom of Information Act Requests are and How Journalists Wrest Information from Governments

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Join GateHouse Media to learn how journalists get public records, what a Freedom of Information Act request is and how to get government officials to talk — especially when they don't want to.
Panelists include: David McSwane, investigative reporter for The Dallas Morning News; Sean Walsh, investigative reporter for the Austin American-Statesman; and Elizabeth Findell, city hall reporter for the Austin American-Statesman.


This event is part of Open Congress, a free, open-to-the-public street festival held on Austin's historic Congress Ave. on Saturday, Sept. 29. RSVP to attend Open Congress here.

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Speakers
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David McSwane

Reporter for The Dallas Morning News
McSwane has worked as an investigative reporter for The Dallas Morning News since 2015. He was previously a reporter for the Austin American-Statesman and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, where he covered the environment and city hall. McSwane was the author of the award-winning investigative... Read More →

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Gatehouse Media

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GateHouse Media delivers journalism with impact, nationally-recognized products and trusted services that enrich our communities. With a weekly reach of more than 21 million, GateHouse is one of the largest publishers of locally-based media in the U.S. — and still growing. We’re... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Walmart Partner Tent, Open Congress Congress Ave., Austin TX 78701