The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Jenna Corderoy

Jenna Corderoy is a reporter for openDemocracy’s investigations team. She specialises in obtaining documents under the Freedom of Information Act, and has brought several (and successful) FOI challenges at the tribunal. Last year, she won the right to see research material produced by the European Research Group after an 18-month FOI battle.

In 2019, she was longlisted for the Paul Foot Award and shortlisted for the British Journalism Awards for openDemocracy’s investigation into the businessman Arron Banks.

Previously, she advised mySociety developers on the design of a new toolkit, WhatDoTheyKnow Pro, which helps journalists submit FOI requests. She also specialises in requesting personal data under the Data Protection Act.

Summer Conference Event
 — Course

Using Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

This two-part practical online course will guide you through the basics of the freedom of information legislation and equip you with the skills necessary to make successful information requests and appeals.
Summer Conference Event
 — Workshop

Accessing Information under FOIA

Session 1: This session will outline the basics of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and how you can apply it to your research, campaigns and investigations. We’ll go through the type of information that can be accessed from government bodies and how you can draft effective requests to get the most out of the Act.
Scheduled Training

Using the Freedom Of Information Act Effectively

One of the most important skills for journalists today is knowing how to use the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Most journalists have come across FOIA and many will have submitted a request or two.