Poynter: Will your FOIA request succeed? This new machine will tell you

Poynter: Will your FOIA request succeed? This new machine will tell you. “Many journalists know the feeling: There could be a cache of documents that might confirm an important story. Your big scoop hinges on one question: Will the government official responsible for the records respond to your FOIA request? Now, thanks to a new project from a data storage and analysis company, some of the guesswork has been taken out of that question.”