Slow News From Commerce

By National Journal

April 28, 1997

Reporters waiting for an outbreak of news at the Commerce Department shouldn't expect it to be delivered promptly by the International Trade Administration's new e-mail alert.

A bulletin on Commerce Secretary William M. Daley's coming Latin American trip ambled across the Internet on April 18--a week and a half after the department's faxed version. An April 9 speech by outgoing Commerce official Stuart E. Eizenstat was also sent out via computer--12 days after the fact.

"We're dealing with something new and trying to improve it," said a Commerce aide (who took a mere 69 minutes to respond--by telephone--to an inquiry).


By National Journal

April 28, 1997

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