- White House Press Corps
The White House press corps (or the White House press pool) is the group of
journalistsor correspondentsusually stationed at the White Houseto cover White House press briefings and press releases.
The press briefings take place in the White House Press Room. There is no equivalent to the British Parliament's
press galleryat the White House, either as the name of a place or a group of journalists, although at the U.S. Capitoljournalists do occupy galleries of their own in the chambers of the U.S. Senateand the House of Representatives. Journalists who specialize in covering the upper and lower house of the U.S. Congress are known as congressional correspondents.
The White House correspondents have often come under criticism for not challenging the people they cover more directly and for shirking its
Fourth Estateresponsibility. "The press in Washington got us into the Iraq Waras much as the people that are controlling it," said legendary journalist Gay Talesein an interview. "They took information that was second-hand information, and they went along with it. It wasn't only the Judy Millers who got credit for being in the pocket of Ahmed Chalabiand and the rest of those people. All of them. The "New York Times" bureau, not only Miller, but all of them." [ [http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Gay_Talese_on_the_state_of_journalism%2C_Iraq_and_his_life Interview with Gay Talese] , David Shankbone, " Wikinews", October 27, 2007.]
White House Press Secretaryor a deputy generally holds a daily public news briefing.
Notable press people
Martha Raddatzof ABC News
Jim Axelrodof CBS News
*David Gregory of "
David Broder" of " The Washington Post"
*Mike Allen of "
Richard Wolffeof " Newsweek"
Les Kinsolvingof " WorldNetDaily"
Rob Reynaldsof " Al Jazeera English"
Canberra Press Gallery
* [http://www.whitehousepresscorps.org/ "White House Press Corps.org" home page. Daily Adventures with the White House Press Corps, in their own words.] .
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