Gov. Scott braves press convention for 18 minutes

click to enlarge Pulitzer Prize winner and attendees at the FSNE/FPA convention listen to Gov. Rick Scott's stance on Florida's public records law. - Lydia Harvey
Lydia Harvey
Pulitzer Prize winner and attendees at the FSNE/FPA convention listen to Gov. Rick Scott's stance on Florida's public records law.

click to enlarge Pulitzer Prize winner and attendees at the FSNE/FPA convention listen to Gov. Rick Scott's stance on Florida's public records law. - Lydia Harvey
Lydia Harvey
Pulitzer Prize winner and attendees at the FSNE/FPA convention listen to Gov. Rick Scott's stance on Florida's public records law.
  • Lydia Harvey
  • Pulitzer Prize winners and attendees at the FSNE/FPA convention listen to Gov. Rick Scott's stance on Florida's public records law.

Gov. Rick Scott addressed the Florida Society of News Editors and Florida Press Association convention for four minutes this afternoon, spending an additional 14 minutes answering questions from highly regarded reporters, editors, publishers and CEOs.

The luncheon, which took place at the Renaissance Vinoy in St. Petersburg, drew hundreds of newspaper staffers, a novel setting for a governor who has gone to great lengths to snuff the press since his campaign began last July.