WIUM Local
11:35 am
Mon May 9, 2005

Fighting for Open Government

Iowa City, IA – An advocate for open government in Iowa says everyone has the responsibility of ensuring public information is made available. Herb Strentz says the future of open government comes down to how much the news media and the general public are willing to fight for it. Strentz says reporters can do their part by communicating with elected leaders on a daily basis. He says the public must keep an eye on both the government and the media to make sure openness continues in Iowa. Strentz is the former executive secretary of the Iowa Freedom of Information Council. He spoke at the Iowa AP Broadcasters annual meeting and awards banquet.