White House press corps

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The White House press corps is the group of journalists or correspondents usually stationed at the White House in Washington, D.C., to cover the President of the United States, White House events, and news briefings. Their offices are located in the West Wing.

Overview[edit]

Semi-permanent setup of press corps on the west end of the north White House lawn from where live media broadcasts with the White House are typically delivered

The White House Press Secretary or a deputy generally holds a weekday news briefing, which takes place in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room. The room currently seats 49 reporters. Each seat is assigned to one news gathering organization, with the most prominent organizations occupying the first two rows. Reporters who don't have an assigned seat may stand. Often a smaller group of reporters known as the "White House press pool" is assembled to report back to their colleagues on events where the venue would make open coverage logistically difficult.[citation needed]

When a new U.S. president is elected, some news organizations change their correspondents, most often to the reporter who had been assigned to cover the new president during the preceding campaign. For example, after the 2008 presidential campaign, ABC News moved Jake Tapper, who had covered Barack Obama during his presidential campaign, to the White House correspondent's position.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The White House press corps had their first duties in the White House in the early 1900s. An urban legend exists of President Theodore Roosevelt noticing a group of correspondents in the rain looking for sources for their stories and inviting them into the White House. Subsequent historical research outlines how reporters were able to start with small stories in the White House and then grew their presence and influence over a span of many years.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.whca.net/history.htm
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  14. ^ "Yasmeen Alamiri – Rare". Rare.us. November 10, 2015. Retrieved November 17, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Andrew Beatty (@AndrewBeatty)". Twitter. March 27, 2009. Retrieved November 17, 2016. 
  16. ^ a b Bruno, Debra (February 21, 2016). "There's the major media. And then there's the 'other' White House press corps.". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 19, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Jérôme Cartillier (@jcartillier)". Twitter. December 29, 2009. Retrieved November 17, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Jordan Fabian (@Jordanfabian)". Twitter. June 2009. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  19. ^ "Andrew Feinberg (@agfhome)". Twitter. June 2007. Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
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  21. ^ "Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush)". twitter.com. January 2009. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  22. ^ Calderone, Michael (February 1, 2010). "Daily Caller joins W.H. pool". Politico.Com. Retrieved July 20, 2011. 
  23. ^ "Biography for David E. Harshbarger". imdb.com. 

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