Posted by Phil Andrews
I have never met Sean Holman.
But he makes some compelling points in this letter/screed.
I came across it via an online journalism review resource J-Source.ca
There remains incredible information control in corporate communications in the public realm. This is an area that needs management. However, as Holman suggests, erring should be on the side of granting access to information and fully responding to inquiries and that seems not to be the case -- at least frequently enough.
Perhaps the politicization of these staffers is an issue to be addressed or the politicization within their work silos that may be leading to folks like Holman experiencing what he is describing.