PIOs are ‘not your boss’

From DodgertonSkillhause on Morguefile

How’s your relationship with the local police department?

This article from RTDNA is about how to combat the “PIO problem.” It suggests ways to get to a story without relying on the PIO and ideas for maintaining a healthy relationship with your PIO, keeping in mind that your job is to cover crime and the department.

As the article says, “They are not in charge of you, they’re not your boss, they cannot determine what you do as a reporter.”