FOI often seems quite bogged down with figures, hundreds of pages of paper work and large data sets. These all lend themselves to investigative journalism and news based reporting, but how useful is the Freedom of Information Act for sports journalists?

Storify by Andy Dickinson. (Embedded with permission).

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.