August 17th, 2012
Walla Walla: FOI on Friday
By Ian Marquand
WALLA WALLA, WASH.–The second session of the day and the last of this swing through Idaho and Washington. Thanks to the William O. Douglas Chapter of SPJ, especially Jillian and Paula, and the staff and management of the Walla Walla Union Bulletin, which provided the venue. The conference room was filled with FOI believers who were quite appreciative that SPJ would come to southeastern Washington. A great group of people who willingly spent a late Friday afternoon talking FOI. I made sure I was done by 5:00 so the weekend could begin–for everyone.
One interesting note–this afternoon’s Union Bulletin had no less than four front page stories with an FOI hook, either from records or meetings.