University of Kentucky official who banned student sportswriter from Media Day a no-show at forum
Lexington Herald-Leader | Kentucky Kernel
University of Kentucky athletics department spokesman DeWayne Peevy, who revoked a student basketball writer's Media Day pass for conducting "unauthorized" interviews with two players last month, was supposed to explain his actions at an SPJ forum on Monday but canceled on Friday. Veteran sportswriter Billy Reed said Peevy’s absence was a sign of disrespect toward the panel and the student newspaper, and added that the athletic department PR man “is far exceeding his authority for setting policy on how reporters collect information for a story."
Kentucky Kernel's editor-in-chief, Taylor Moak says of the brouhaha:
For UK Athletics to tell us we can't talk to another student in essence because we're journalists, I think that's crazy. Any student on campus can go up and talk to them or Facebook them or tweet them.