Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Department Heads And The Media
A very hot topic the last few days is from Jim Ireton's interview over the weekend regarding media access to department heads. As a person who runs a news site I absolutely understand where Jim Ireton is coming from in limiting the access. The 24/7 news cycle Jim was talking about are things like blogs that put instant information up to the public. Regardless of what you feel about Jim the fact is he is the one held ultimately responsible for any action or word that a department head makes. It is not fair for Jim to have to react to statements made by his employees, especially when we as the media try to deliberately trick them up with the questions we ask. I have no problem with it even though at times it can be frustrating for small things, but again ultimately Jim's head is the one that is on the line.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 2/12/2013 12:40:00 PM