FOI often seems quite bogged down with figures, hundreds of pages of paper work and large data sets. These all lend themselves to investigative journalism and news based reporting, but how useful is the Freedom of Information Act for sports journalists?

Storify by Andy Dickinson. (Embedded with permission).

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.