Here’s a Twitter exchange I recently had with a Canadian Press reporter about being able to share documents CP obtains via Access to Information Act/Privacy Act (ATIP) requests.
- @Murray_Brewster DND mulls how to get Canadians out of harm’s way in future crisis: documents – via @winnipegnews shar.es/bFVcu #cdnmil
- @milnews_ca @Murray_Brewster Is CP going to share the obtained docs anyplace online? Thx!
- @Murray_Brewster @milnews_ca Unlike the Globe and newspaper publications, we don’t have a format or venue to share documents online. I wish we did.
- @milnews_ca @Murray_Brewster Interesting – how about Scribd.com or other file sharing sites? Thx for the response – much appreciated.
- @Murray_Brewster @milnews_ca Traditionally, once our stories are published, we’ve provided hard copies of ATIP docs to whoever has asked.
- @milnews_ca But that was back in the stone age. 😉
No response re: posting docs to Scribd.com or other document sharing sites.
My read: individual reporters may be amenable to sharing documents obtained via ATIP requests, but some outlets don’t have (or don’t want to set up) the infrastructure to share them.
Then again, what about the outlets with infrastructure already in place to share such documents?
More as we find it out….