18 May 2010

W.Va. Press Corps Alum Withstands Fire

The Associated Press statehouse correspondent in Nashville whose press credentials were threatened after an incident last week will keep them, Romenesko reports.

The item relays an article from the Tennessee Report that says the House speaker -- the subject of the attempted photograph at issue -- believes AP's Erik Schelzig "in fact did nothing wrong." It has also posted video of the remarks.

Schelzig, who previously helped cover the West Virginia Legislature for AP, had tried to take pictures after House Speaker Kent Williams collapsed at his desk in the chamber.

Those defending Schelzig included The Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors.

1 comment:

Hoyt said...

I wonder how all the flood victims in Tennessee feel about the time and energy their representatives devoted to this.