A major FOIA decision came down from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia as the Court disagreed with the FTC's reading of fee waiver guidelines that had blocked the agency from granting a fee waiver to a non-profit. The Daily Caller has more details here. The case will have likely ramifications as some agencies have tried to block requests by using fee waiver rules like the ones rejected here.
The Columbia Journalism Review has this on the fact that new online media is making FOIA requests, but many older legacy media companies aren't. Of course, readers of the FOIA blog already knew this years ago - the older media companies insisted on using only large expensive law firms to handle FOIA matters and therefore, decided that it was too expensive to follow through. They should have contacted those of us who primarily do FOIA rather than mergers and acquisitions.