The New York Times flaunts FOIA documents in all their redacted glory

Droga5 continues to feature star reporters in latest campaign.

In the face of expanding government secrecy, investigative journalism is more important than ever. But even armed with the Freedom of Information Act, reporters often end up with reams of redacted documents. In a new 30-second TV spot from Droga5, black bars obscure important information in a parade of papers as Mark Mazzetti, Washington investigations editor for the New York Times, explains the challenges of revealing data that administrations of both parties have fought so hard to keep under wraps. It’s the latest spot in the "Dedicated Journalists" campaign, the follow-up to the acclaimed "The Truth is Hard" that debuted earlier this year.


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