Note to the Arkansas task force on FOIA: Just follow the law

A task force has been appointed by the chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, and members of the Arkansas news media have been invited to meet with the group Friday.

I wasn’t one of the 207 people who got an invitation to the meeting, which isn’t surprising since I’m just a retired editor who continues to write a column. I had a conflict anyway.

UA Chancellor G. David Gearhart explained to an Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reporter that he wants the task force to ensure the university provides “transparency in all we do.” That’s an admirable goal, considering what the UA administration has been through over the past year. Continue>>>