Training, Editorial & FOI Advisory

I offer training to individuals and groups on how to use FOI, and other information access laws. This can be done via Zoom and (dependent on Covid-19 restrictions) in person.

I provide such training to:

  • Students of journalism.
  • Working journalists: freelance, regional, and national.
  • Not for profits, and other non-governmental organisations.
  • Political parties and their staff.
  • Civil servants or other public sector workers.
  • Academics and other researchers.

Contact me at ken.foxe@gmail.com to discuss rates. As I am self-employed, I am unfortunately not in position to offer such training for free.

You can also contact me to discuss other research, journalism, or investigative projects.

Am available for freelance opportunities including:

  • writing news articles, features, op-eds, and other editorial.
  • editing or proof-reading of articles, press releases, corporate material, newsletters, books etc.
  • research projects for journalism or academic research.

If you need assistance with an internal review or appeal under FOI/AIE, please feel free to get in touch.

I cannot guarantee you will be successful in any such appeal but I will be able to to help make your case more robust and increase your chances.

Any advice given should not be construed as legal advice, and is based only on my experiences as a professional journalist with over a decade of experience in using information access laws.

As above, I am no longer in position to provide such advice for free (as I run my own business).

Testimonials

‘Ken Foxe has provided training for NUJ members in the effective use of Freedom of Information legislation. His tips on the efficient use of FOI have proven invaluable. Ken also leads by example through his own ground breaking work.’

Seamus Dooley, Irish Secretary, NUJ

‘Ken Foxe delivered a masterclass in the use of Freedom of Information requests for journalists to our Masters in Journalism students. The students found Ken’s contribution very useful, and many have gone on to get stories based on FoI queries by following his suggestions’

Dr Dave Robbins, Assistant Prof of Journalism, DCU

‘Ken’s session generated huge interest from our member groups and others. It covered Access to Information on the Environment requests and Freedom of Information requests. It was an informative, lively and practical session and Ken was highly knowledgeable, approachable and had tailored his information to our group’s interests. We would highly recommend this training to anyone who is interested in access to information in Ireland and we received very positive feedback from our participants.’

Sarah Clancy, Clare Public Participation Network (PPN)

‘Ken gave the West of Ireland branch a very informative, easy-to-follow and engaging presentation on FOI to our members. It benefitted both members who had previous experience and knowledge of FOI and those who had not yet used it in their news gathering. The seminar was backed up with support and copies of the presentation and certainly gave members added confidence and enthusiasm for using FOI and submitting requests.’

Siobhan Holliman, Chair of NUJ West of Ireland Branch

‘Ken provided has provided UCD Students’ Union with FOI training for a number of years. Students enter with no previous knowledge of making an FOI request and have left with all the skills needed to hit the ground running and immediately make an impact in their various fields. Ken is an excellent trainer and we hope to bring him back every year!’

Christina Kelly, Political & Communications Advisor, UCD Student’s Union