Resolution in the DA v. Doig spat
December 12th, 2006 by JTJ

A few days back we reported on a verbal dust-up betweeen ASU (and IAJ's) Prof. Steve Doig and the PIO for the Maricopa County's district attorney's office.  Seems the spokesman didn't think much of mere “student journalists” wanting to attend the DA's press conferences.  (Of course, journalists are little more than just citizens doing a special task, but that's a sub-set discussion for another day.)  In the end, changes have been made; the DA's public non-information officer has been redeployed.

Spokesman is reassigned after dispute with ASU prof

Jahna Berry
The Arizona Republic
Dec. 12, 2006 12:00 AM
The spokesman who refused
to allow some Arizona State University journalism students attend the
Maricopa County attorney's news conferences has been reassigned.
Meanwhile, the top prosecutor's staff is working on an agreement to
allow the students to go to media briefings.

The news comes two weeks after public information officer Bill
FitzGerald blasted an Arizona State University professor with
“inappropriate language” during an e-mail dispute over whether students
could attend Andrew Thomas' news conferences.

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