White House Press Corps Developing List Of Demands For More Access To The President

by: Michael Calderone | Huffington Post

NEW YORK — The White House Correspondents’ Association is seeking more “meaningful and consistent” access to the president, among other demands to increase day-to-day transparency, according to a draft of proposed principles and practices the organization is hammering out.


Christi Parsons, a Los Angeles Times White House reporter and president of the WHCA, along with members of the organization’s board, distributed the draft document in a Wednesday email to members. The document is a response to a number of issues reporters have complained about in recent years, from a lack of opportunities to question the president to the White House appearing to bypass the press corps through social media.

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