Very interesting article. Good reporting. But ... as a former Communications Director for a LA state agency ... Alford does not address how he or other reporters would be able to effectivley cover state government without the assistance of a PIO. If all a reporter needs is a quote, they can certainly contact the Secretary. But, if they are looking for facts, a reporter would never meet his/her deadline without the assistance of a good PIO who can find that information. From my (biased) view, the public is better served when public information is made readily available.
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