When she was being interviewed for the article by Judy Morgan of The Westfield Gazette, the school principal, Mrs. Chatham felt uncomfortable.
She squirmed in her chair, feeling awkward and defensive, like a kid who was in trouble and who was now expected to answer for her actions.
Mrs. Chatham also felt eager to explain that the whole "frindle" trend wasn't an upheaval or a disturbance at her school, and that she was still well in control of both her staff and the students in attendance at Lincoln Elementary. Significantly, Mrs. Chatham feels a loss of control; she feels defenseless. Normally, she's the boss: the ruler of the school. But in the presence of Judy, the reporter, Mrs. Chatham is not in charge at all, and this lack of control doesn't sit well with her.
When Judy asks to interview Mrs. Granger, too, the fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Chatham feels cornered into saying yes. She'd much rather Judy simply went away, and yet Mrs. Chatham believes, abstractly, in the freedom of the press.
The whole experience of being interviewed feels, to Mrs. Chatham, invasive and uncomfortable. For more details, please check out the beginning of Chapter 10: "Freedom of the Press."