As legacy media cuts back on FOIA, digital-only news outlets step in

"BuzzFeed, which has also quietly ramped up its FOIA work, plans to get even more aggressive in the face of the record number of government denials, BuzzFeed Assistant General Counsel Nabiha Syed, who has been spearheading the news organization’s new approach to FOIA, told me. “We’ve noticed that agencies deny requests on questionable grounds or delay their responses unnecessarily, in no small part because they can get away with it. BuzzFeed is committed to holding those agencies accountable—and if that takes litigation, we’re happy to take that fight as often as is necessary,” Syed wrote in an email to CJR."