In Anaheim, I am the press

In Kansas, alternative media outlets like this blog can’t get the same level of access that traditional media has in the Kansas statehouse. My post Kansas alternative media shut out of legislative access gives details.

This week I in was in Anaheim, California on a fact-finding trip. As part of this, I asked to meet with a planner for the City of Anaheim. Shortly after we started our meeting, he asked to leave the room for a moment. When he came back, a media relations person for the city was with him, and stayed with us during our meeting.

This is not unusual, as many companies and governmental bodies have policies about their employees talking to the media.

But that’s it … in California — Anaheim, anyway — bloggers are treated as press. Not so in Kansas, though.

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