Businesses’, individuals’ and law firms’ requests for public records under the federal Freedom of Information Act comprise more than 75 percent of the annual total, a new study has found, with news media requests representing 7.6 percent, the Columbia Journalism Review reported March 17.

These statistics are from the FOIA Mapper Project, headed by Max Galka, the story said.

Read CJR’s Cory Schouten’s story here.