Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Dan hides the ball...

An Outside View 

On University of Minnesota's 

Dan Wolter

But I have to say that on a few too many occasions, his office [Wolter] and the U have been stingier or slower with information than practically any other bureaucracy I’ve covered.

Read my accounts — or practically any (especially early) accounts of the Troubled Waters film controversy. The stonewalling, sidestepping of questions and conflicting “official” stories coming out of the administration created a public relations fiasco for the U.

I’m not alone in saying this. The Minnesota Daily reports in its write-up of Wolter:
Chris Ison, an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and a former reporter in the Twin Cities, said the News Service has been more obstructive than helpful to the media.
Instead of allowing easy access to all the information, Ison said, the News Service has tried to funnel everything through its office, often stymieing reporters from getting public information — especially in controversial issues.

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