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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 successful FOIA challenges at tribunal.

Her work on access to information has been widely recognised. In 2022, openDemocracy won Campaign of the Year at the British Journalism Awards for their work on transparency in British public life. openDemocracy’s campaign was also nominated at the Press Awards that year. In 2021, she was shortlisted for Private Eye’s Paul Foot Award for an openDemocracy investigation into the government’s ‘Clearing House’ and the state of freedom of information. In 2019, she was longlisted for the Paul Foot Award and shortlisted for the investigations category for the British Journalism Awards.

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

Summer Conference Event
 — Course

Using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 1-2

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

Corderoy vs State Secrets: Freedom of Information Act as a Tool and a Career

In this session, openDemocracy's Jenna Corderoy will lift the lid on how she has used the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to obtain vital documents for her investigations. She will talk about how and why the FOIA is such a vital tool in holding the powerful to account, and discuss her favourite investigations and stories obtained via the Act.
Summer Conference Event
 — Course

Using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 1-2

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

Using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

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

Using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

This two-part practical online course will guide you through the basics of freedom of information legislation and equip you with the skills necessary to make successful information requests and appeals. This course is part of the #CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference 2021.
Scheduled Training

#CIJSummer: 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. This course is part of the #CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference 2021.
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.
Reporter at openDemocracy
www.opendemocracy.net
@jennacorderoy